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Protection Assessment STY Haiyan (Yolanda) 12 November, Issue No. 4

HIGHLIGHTS
 
  • Total recorded affected population has now reached 6.9 million of which 583,000 persons remain displaced in 1,135 evacuation centers. 
  • Food, potable water and even fuel are becoming scarce in supply. Panic buying reported in some cities. Reports state that some affected residents have not eaten for days now. Other priority needs include medicines, clothing, blankets, hygiene kits and plastic sheetings.
  • Around 20 countries have expressed intent to provide humanitarian assistance. National government has assured the public of the proper accounting of all foreign donations. 
  • The Philippine government has accepted an offer from the United Nations to issue a flash appeal. 
  • The national government assured the public that relief goods are available but there is no mechanism to distribute these goods to affected areas. Sharing of information on areas that have not yet been assisted is encouraged.
  • Movement of internally displaced person is difficult to trace as there are those who move somewhere else to search for food or shelter. Government to provide transportation support to affected residents who wanted to go outside the affected areas.
  • Pre-emptive evacuation took place again in affected areas as preparation for the Typhoon Zoraida. 20 areas in Mindanao while 9 areas in Visayas were put under public warning storm signal 1. 
 
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Organization(s): 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Original Publication Date: 
12 Nov 2013
Document type: 
Assessment Report
Theme(s): 
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Information Management
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Coordination hub(s): 
Manila
Cotabato Sub-Office
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013