Philippine economy

In Numbers: 100 days after Yolanda
Here are some figures to help us see how Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) affected the country, and how these have been addressed so far

100 DAYS AFTER. Row of tents used as temporary shelters by resident-survivors of super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) along the coastal area of Tacloban City. The United Nations warned on February 15 that millions of survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon were still without adequate shelter 100 days after the disaster. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – Sunday, February 16, marks the 100th day since the deadliest typhoon in the country’s history struck.

Typhoon Yolanda (international codename Haiyan) tore across the Visayas on November 8 last year, leaving a huge number of casualties and damage. (READ: TIMELINE: Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan))

Various forms of assistance from the national government and numerous organizations have already been given in typhoon-affected areas.

But are they enough to sustain the recovery of these areas?

Here are some figures to help us see how the typhoon affected the country, and how these have been addressed so far.

These statistics are lifted from the latest reports of agencies and organizations that monitored the damage and aid in the areas hit by the super typhoon.









families affected


persons affected


regions affected


provinces affected


municipalities affected


cities affected


barangays affected


houses damaged


P15.75 billion

damage to roads/bridges and other structures

P2.31 billion

damage to schools

P1.27 billion

damage to health facilities

P230.39 million

damage to flood control


P9.49 billion

damage to crops

P2.89 billion

damage to livestock

P6 billion

damage to fisheries

P231 million

damage to irrigation facilities

P1.65 billion

damage to other agricultural infrastructure
*data from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) as of January 2014

P3.11 billion

total foreign aid pledged (cash)

P21.73 billion

total foreign aid pledged (non-cash)

P648.18 million

total cash received by government
*data from the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH)


number of 3 kg and 6 kg food & rice packs distributed


number of 15 kg and 25 kg rice packs distributed


beneficiaries of the Cash-For-Work program


families transferred to 60 bunkhouses in Eastern Visayas
*data from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

2.8 million

received food supplies in the form of high-energy biscuits or rice


municipalities that have received World Food Programme (WFP) food assistance


received cash assistance to buy food


children and mothers who have received specialized ready-to-eat nutritious food
*data from World Food Programme (WFP)


children under 5 years old identified with malnutrition


children identified as suffering from acute malnutrition


pregnant and lactating women with infant and young child given feeding services at 37 baby-friendly spaces


farmers who received rice seed from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)


targeted number of rice seed beneficiaries


people provided with water and hygiene kits


targeted number of water and hygiene kits beneficiaries
*data from the US Agency for International Development (USAID)


households have received basic emergency shelter materials (like tarps and tents)


households have received basic, shelter-related household items (like mats and blankets)


households have received kitchen sets with pots, pans, cutlerly, bowls, cups, plates, etc.


households have received building materials for walls, frames, floors, etc.


households have received roofing materials such as corrugated iron sheeting


households have received cash to buy building materials or pay for labor


households have received transitional or “core shelters” (small, sturdy houses with one room that can be extended or upgraded)


households have access to tools such as hammers, saws, shovels, etc.
*data from Shelter Cluster

P2.2 billion

budget released for National Housing Authority, for permanent housing units for those who used to be in “no-build” zones

P5.72 billion

budget released for rehabilitation of government facilities

P111.2 million

budget released for National Food Administration

P77.01 million

budget released for Local Water Utilities Administration, for restoring local water systems

P1 billion

budget released for education and health services (including restoration of services in hospitals, regional health units, and barangay health units, and provision of essential medicines

P2.01 billion

budget released for local government services

P2.87 billion

budget released for agriculture and fishery services (including provision of rice and corn seeds, banca and fishing paraphernalia, and farm implements and fuel subsidies)

P953.5 million

budget released for the provision of temporary employment for displaced families

P1.88 billion

budget released for food distribution and supplementary feeding activities for typhoon’s survivors

P1.07 billion

budget released for additional Quick Response Funds

P101.2 million

budget released for generation facilities under the National Power Corporation

P1.5 billion

budget released for transmission facilities under the National Transmission Corporation
*data from the Department of Budget and Management

P183.30 billion

amount needed for shelter and resettlement reconstruction

P28.40 billion

amount needed for public infrastructure recovery

P37.40 billion

amount needed for education and health services recovery

P18.70 billion

amount needed for agriculture recovery (crops, livestock, fisheries)

P70.60 billion

amount needed for industry/services recovery (livelihoods, enterprises, services)

P4 billion

amount needed for local government recovery

P18.40 billion

amount needed for social protection recovery
*data from the government’s Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda report

– research by Michael Bueza, Mica Romulo, and Reynaldo Santos Jr./

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