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Protection Assessment STY Haiyan (Yolanda) 11 November, Issue No. 3

  • Total recorded affected population has now reached 9.6 million of which 615,000 persons remain displaced in 1,444 evacuation centers. 
  • The national government has declared a State of National Calamity.
  • Priority needs include food, potable water, medicines, clothing, blankets, hygiene kits and plastic sheetings. 
  • The need for communication becomes more intense as the days go by. More affected persons are desperate to inform their relatives of their condition and their whereabouts. Likewise, relatives of affected population outside the affected areas want to know the means and ways to help. 
  • Flooding has subsided in most of the affected areas however, caution has been circulated again for possible flooding and landslide because of incoming tropical depression. 
  • Information on the extent of damages and actual number of casualties remains limited because some areas remain inaccessible due to broken bridges and road, fallen debris and uprooted trees. Power lines remain cut off in 7 regions while communication lines remain down in 3 regions. 
  • Search and rescue operation is also ongoing. More and more casualties were reported per province however, consolidated figure is not yet available.
  • Some of the IDPs prefer to stay at their partially damaged houses rather than in evacuation centers. Others have put up makeshift tents out of salvaged materials in their places of origin. 
  • Children and women have started to openly beg along the streets for donations. Physical security of these children are at risk.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Original Publication Date: 
11 Nov 2013
Document type: 
Assessment Report
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Information Management
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Coordination hub(s): 
Cotabato Sub-Office
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013