UNICEF Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report #2

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 15 Nov 2013

Highlights

  • Over 5 million children affected of which 789,000 are displaced.

  • Children are growing increasingly vulnerable to water-borne diseases, separation from family and protection violations such as trafficking, child labour and gender-based violence.

  • A massive number of schools and day care centers have been damaged across the most affected regions and the resumption of education is crucial for children to gain a sense of normalcy and access psychosocial support.

  • UNICEF has staff on the ground carrying out assessments and supporting the initial phases of the response, with priority to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), child protection and health interventions.

  • UNICEF is working with the government and partners to identify air cargo capacity for the transportation of humanitarian personnel and life-saving supplies.

  • UNICEF is establishing offices in Tacloban, Roxas City and Cebu, which will also serve as a logistics hub. At least 30 additional staff have been surged to support the response to Typhoon Haiyan.

  • UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children requests US$61.5 million to respond to the needs of children and women affected by the Typhoon, an increase for its original requirements.