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MANILA, Philippines – International humanitarian agencies are on the move to respond to the critical needs of millions of people in areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Food, clean water and emergency health care and shelter are the immediate needs of affected persons, estimated at around 14.9 million as of Tuesday, December 3, according to the government. At least 4.13 million persons are displaced and about 1.2 million houses are damaged. The death toll has reached over 5,600, and around 1,700 people are missing.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines releases a daily situation report on the state of the people in affected areas and the status of relief aid.
Each report is a summary of on-the-ground assessments and information on the progress of humanitarian partner-agencies delivering aid. OCHA has been producing these reports since Thursday, November 7.
Partner-agencies working in cluster teams under OCHA’s cluster coordination system include: the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Health Organization (WHO). The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFPR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Save the Children are also part of the system.
Read the previous reports here:
Rappler will update this page each time OCHA issues a new report. – Rappler.com/with a report by Karen Liao