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Protection Assessment STY Haiyan (Yolanda) 20 November, Issue No. 6

  • Out of the 13.2 million typhoon-affected population, 4.4 million persons remain displaced. Movement of the majority of these IDPs is still unknown. 
  • The number of internally displaced persons who are moving out the affected areas continue to increase.  Identification and profiling of these IDPs is urgently needed. 
  •  Power remains cut off in some parts of Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, and VIII increasing protection risk women and children especially at night. 
  • The need for plastic sheetings for temporary shelter and roofing continue to increase as damage and needs assessment started to reach more affected-areas. 
  • Damage and need assessment among local government units and humanitarian actors is ongoing however, there are still isolated areas that have not been reached yet due to broken bridges and road. 
  • IDPs living in evacuation centers are sharing small spaces and there is no privacy. Tensions are on the rise.
  • Female police officers are limited in Region VIII – one of the severely-affected regions. 
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Original Publication Date: 
21 Nov 2013
Document type: 
Assessment Report
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Coordination hub(s): 
Cotabato Sub-Office
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013