IN NUMBERS: 2 years after Typhoon Yolanda

Jodesz Gavilan
IN NUMBERS: 2 years after Typhoon Yolanda
Two years after Typhoon Yolanda hit Eastern Visayas and nearby areas, what has been done to make sure survivors get back on their feet?

MANILA, Philippines – On November 8, it will be two years since Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Philippines.

Typhoon Yolanda made headlines around the world as it claimed thousands of lives and left unimaginable destruction in several areas, including Eastern Visayas. (READ: TIMELINE: Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan))

Along with the international attention came pledges of aid from several countries. These, through proper implementation, helped the survivors get back on their feet after the disaster. 

Rappler takes a look at the affected sectors, and through statistics gathered from government and non-governmental agencies, we paint a picture of the current rehabilitation situation of the survivors of the one of the strongest and most destructive typhoons to hit the Philippines.

1,472,251 Total number of affected families
918,261 Total number of displaced families
7,110,938 Total number of affected individuals
4,374,649 Total number of displaced individuals
518,878 Total number of totally damaged houses
493,912 Total number of partially damaged houses
205, 128 Total number of families still living in high-risk zones

 

P45 billion
Total in-cash foreign aid pledged
P22.97 billion Total non-cash foreign aid pledged
P17 billion Total foreign aid received by the Philippines 
P1.202 billion Total in-cash foreign aid received by the government 
P1.269 billion
Total non-cash foreign aid received by the government 
P14 billion Total foreign aid received by non-governmental and multilateral organizations
P1.16 billion
Total local and foreign aid given to the Department of Social Welfare and Development
P969.98 million Total local and foreign aid spent as of September 2015 by the DSWD
P195.82 million Total remaining local and foreign aid to be used by the DSWD


P15.15 million Amount spent to rebuild kitchen in affected regions for feeding programs
30,450 Total number of underweight children under 6 years old
10,515 Total number of severely underweight children under 6 years old
24,253 Total number of beneficiaries of DSWD’s Supplementary Feeding Program


73,000 Total number of families given permanent shelters according to Social Watch Philippines
2,000 Total number of families still in temporary shelters according to the United Nations Development Programme
1,576 Total number of families staying in transitional homes according to DSWD
P27.052 billion Total amount released to the National Housing Authority
154 Total number of housing sites under NHA
13,120 Total number of partially completed housing units by NHA
3,424 Total number of fully completed housing units by NHA
P776.40 million Total amount released by DSWD for shelter assistance
339,692 Total number of families with totally damaged houses helped by DSWD’s Emergency Shelter Assistance Program 
463,539 Total number of families with partially damaged houses given assistance under the DSWD program
66,000 Total number of homes so far built by the Philippine Red Cross’ Haiyan Recovery program

 

P17 billion Total amount of damage to infrastructure
P1.15 billion Total amount released to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for infrastructure projects
10 Total number of operational airports
74 Total number of operational ports
13,876 Total number of infrastructure projects funded under KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP
2,887 Total number of completed infrastructure projects funded under KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP


  

5.9 million Estimated number of workers who lost their livelihood
P71.85 million Total amount released by the DSWD for survivors’ livelihood
P22.06 million Total amount released to implement DSWD’s cash-for-work (CFW) program
P1.6 billion Total amount of spent on livelihood projects under KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP
239,548 Total number of livelihood projects under KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP
15,188 Total number of survivors given work under CFW
59.6% Labor force participation rate as of June 2015
5% Unemployment rate as of June 2015
27.6% Underemployment rate as of June 2015
P1.045 Total amount of agricultural funding released to the Department of Agriculture
143,7007 Total number of affected farmers given assistance through DA programs
59,000 Total number of households who have received cash for livelihood from the Philippine Red Cross 
1,000 Total number of young people who have completed skills training courses from PRC


256,652
Domestic tourist arrivals as of July 2015
11,014 Foreign tourist arrivals as of July 2015

– Rappler.com

Sources: Department of Social Welfare and Development, Philippine Statistics Authority, National Housing Authority, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Agriculture, Official Gazette, National Nutrition Council, United Nations Development Programme, Philippine Red Cross, and Social Watch Philippines.

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Jodesz Gavilan

Jodesz Gavilan is a writer and researcher for Rappler and its investigative arm, Newsbreak. She covers human rights and also hosts the weekly podcast Newsbreak: Beyond the Stories. She joined Rappler in 2014 after obtaining her journalism degree from the University of the Philippines.