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Protection Cluster Assessment Report STY Haiyan (Yolanda) 22 November, Issue No. 7


  • Access to the island barangays of Homonhon and Suluan in Guian Municipality remains difficult. Distribution of assistance could only be done through airlift.
  • In Marabut Municipality, approximately 50 Mamanwa families have not been registered and receiving food distributions on a consistent basis. Other indigenous communities in the municipalities such as,  sitios of Km 22, 11, 15, and 26 of Barangay Tinabanan have received limited assistance. Remote location of these indigenous communities hampers regular goods distribution to these communities.
  • IDPs living in evacuation centers are sharing small spaces and there is no privacy. Tensions are on the rise. The situation is compounded with the lack of water supply, lack of functioning bathing facilities, and lack of sanitation.
  • Local government unit in Guian has limited understanding on gender-based violence and child protection. Capacity building is needed.
  • Local government of Salcedo Municipality expressed the need for roofing materials for school repair so that classes will resume.
  • In Salcedo Municipality, there are 36 unaccompanied and separated children.
  • Power remains cut off in some parts of Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, and VIII. This lack of electricity/lighting increases protection risk among IDPs both in evacuation centers and house-based. Women and children are particularly at risk in the nights.
Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Government of the Philippines - Department of Social Welfare and Development
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Original Publication Date: 
23 Nov 2013
Document type: 
Assessment Report
Information Management
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Coordination hub(s): 
Cotabato Sub-Office
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013