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Multi-Cluster /Sector Initial Rapid Assessment

Subject/Objective: 
To better understand the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on affected population.
Methodology: 
More than 40 agencies conducted a multi-cluster initial rapid assessment (MIRA) in 9 provinces covering 92 municipalities and 283 barangays. The MIRA is providing a broad and coherent overview of the humanitarian needs of the extensive affected areas. It is using a purposive methodology and is designed to be administered at the barangay level utilising key informants. A total of 283 barangays were assessed from 92 municipalities from 9 provinces lying within the direct path of the typhoon. The barangays surveyed do not constitute a representative sample of affected areas so given the limited observations available the map is indicative only and need to be carefully interpreted. (See more information on the methodology and limitations in Annex 1).
Key findings: 
The (MIRA) confirmed that the impacts of Typhoon Haiyan follow a relatively clear geographical pattern.Approximately 3.4 million of the most affected are displaced, living in evacuation centers, temporary shelters, or in the open. Food is a priority for the affected population, as is shelter and the restoration of livelihoods. Community services, in particular WASH, education and health negatively impacted and require substantial support for their recovery. Protection risks, in particular those linked to displacement, require immediate mitigation, with a particular emphasis on child protection and gender-based violence.
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
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Assessment Date(s): 
25 Nov 2013 to 30 Nov 2013
Status: 
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Community
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
World Food Programme
Location(s): 
Bulalacao
San Jose
Pasacao
New Washington
Cuartero
Dumarao
Pilar
Miagao
Zarraga
Danao City
Dumanjug
Liloan
Santa Fe
Toledo City
Balangiga
General Macarthur
Guiuan
Quinapondan
Babatngon
Capoocan
Dulag
Javier
Leyte
Macarthur
Palo
Tolosa
Tacloban City
Santa Rita
Zumarraga
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013