Yale Tulane Special Report - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) - The Philippines- 12 NOV 2013 - 3 PM EST

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In light of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and its impact on the Philippines, the Yale-Tulane ESF-8 Planning and Response Program has produced a special report. The group that produced this summary and analysis of the current situation are graduate students from Yale and Tulane Universities. It was compiled entirely from open source materials. Please feel free to forward the report to anyone who might be interested.

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Yale Tulane Special Report - Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) - The Philippines- 12 NOV 2013 - 3 PM EST

  1. 1. YALE/TULANE ESF-8 PLANNING AND RESPONSE PROGRAM SPECIAL REPORT TYPHOON HAIYAN (YOLANDA PH) – THE PHILIPPINES BACKGROUND WEATHER OUTLOOK CURRENT SITUATION UNDAC ASSESSMENT NEEDS AND RESPONSE FOOD CLUSTER PHILIPPPINE RED CROSS US RESPONSE NGO POINTS OF CONTACTS INTERACTIVE MAP CLUSTER LEADS INJURED DEAD 1774* *OFFICIAL NUMBER – THE NUMBERS WILL CONTINUE TO CLIMB 2487* 12 NOV 2013 (As of 12:00 PM EST) LINKS PHILIPPINES NATIONAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL PHILIPPINE ATMOSPHERIC, GEOPHYSICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION & COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DSWD DISASTER MITIGATION AND RESPONSE SITUATION MAO OFFICIAL GAZETTE PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY PROJECT NOAH WEATHER PHILIPPINES GMA THE MANILA TIMES INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL RELIEFWEB OCHA HUB Humanitarian Response - The Philippines EUROPEAN HUMANITARIAN AID AND CIVIL PROTECTION CEDIM UNITED STATES THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE OFDA US EMBASSY – THE PHILIPPINES NOAA PACOM JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER NASA VOA HEALTH INFORMATION CDC DISASTER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CENTER PORTALS AND RESOURCES ASEAN COORDINATING CENTER FOR HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT GDDAC PREVENTION WEB – PHILIPPINES PACIFIC DISASTER CENTER THOMAS REUTERS FOUNDATION UNDERGROUND WEATHER GOOGLE CRISIS RELIEF MAP HUMANITY ROAD
  2. 2. BACKGROUND Haiyan is known as Yolanda in the Philippines and it made its first landfall in Guiuan municipality, Eastern Samar province at 4:40 am on 8 Nov with maximum sustained winds of at least 235 kilometres per hour (km/h) (146 mph) near the center, as well as wind gusts at 275 km/h (170 mph). It is the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2013. It made subsequent landfalls in Tolosa municipality south of Tacloban City, Leyte province, Daanbantayan and Bantayan Island, Cebu province, and Conception, Iloilo province . (OCHA, 8 Nov 2013) On 9 Nov, Haiyan weakened as it continued its move away from the Philippines. About 4.3 million people are affected in 36 provinces. Over 330,900 people are in 1,223 evacuation centers and 11,200 people are staying with host communities. Tacloban City has no food, water, or electricity. The Government has accepted the UN offer of international assistance. (OCHA, 9 Nov 2013) DESTRUCTION Leyte: The destruction has been canvassed at 70-80% of homes destroyed. All communication systems affected. Tacloban City. Aklan: 9248 destroyed, 18387 partially destroyed (10/17 counted) Samar: 15% destroyed, with worst locations like Guiuan in Eastern Samar unknown at this point. 10390 schools destroyed according to ministry of education in the affected region. ReliefWeb CEDIM 10 NOV 2013 Situation Report No#1 SOURCE: SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN INFOGRAPHIC (AS OF 11 NOVEMBER 2013)
  3. 3. WEATHER OUTLOOK AS OF 12 PM PHT, 12 NOV 2013 • Tropical Depression (TD) [ZORAIDA] has slowed down as it made landfall over Surigao del Sur very close to Bislig City this morning and is now traversing Agusan Del Sur. • Its rain bands will continue to bring wet weather across most of Mindanao and Visayas. http://weather.com.ph/ndrrmc.gov.ph GALE WARNING GALE WARNING NO. 11 Strong to gale force winds is expected to affect the Northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and Eastern seaboards of Luzon Issued at 5:00 a.m. today, 12 November 2013 Synopsis: AccuWeather Northeast monsoon affecting Northern and Central Luzon. Forecast: Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to southeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the northeast over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough. PAGASA
  4. 4. WEATHER OUTLOOK CURRENT STORM ANALYSIS : As of 11:00 am today, the center of TD Zoraida was located over Surigao Del Sur...about 10 km west of Bislig City or 110 km southeast of Butuan City...currently moving west-northwest with a forward speed of 19 km/hr towards Agusan and Misamis Provinces. Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) remain at 45 km/hr near the center with higher gusts. 2-DAY FORECAST OUTLOOK: TD Zoraida is expected to move northwest during the next 12 hours then turns west-northwest throughout the rest of the forecast period. On the forecast track, the core of TD Zoraida will be traversing Agusan Provinces...and will be over Gingoog Bay, very near Camiguin Island around early this evening. Zoraida will then move across Bohol Sea...passing over Siquijor and Southern Negros very near Dumaguete City between 11 PM to 12 AM...and will emerge over Sulu Sea by early Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon, it will cross Palawan...passing just south of San Vicente...and will be over the West Philippine Sea in the evening. TD Zoraida will likely maintain its strength within the next 12 hours...and will intensify once the system reaches the Sulu and West Philippine Seas. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 1-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to 65 km/hr by Thursday morning. http://weather.com.ph/ndrrmc.gov.ph
  5. 5. CURRENT SITUATION AS OF 6 AM PHT, 12 NOV 2013 CASUALTIES: 1774 individuals were reported dead, 2,487 injured and 82 missing AFFECTED POPULATION A total of 1,387,446 families (6,937,229 persons) were affected in 7,488 barangays in 39 provinces in Regions IV-A, IVB, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and CARAGA 127,733 families (482,303 persons) have been displaced. There are 1,135 evacuation centers. • 66,899 families / 319,867 persons inside evacuation centers • 60,834families/ 262,436persons outside evacuation centers DAMAGES (Regions IV-B, V, VI, and CARAGA) • DAMAGED HOUSES: 41,176 houses damaged in Regions IV-A, VI, VIII, X, XI and CARAGA (13,473 totally/9,717 partially) • INFRASTRUCTURE: PhP87,997,500.00 =$2,017,606 USD • AGRICULTURE: PhP373,202,023.48 = $8,556,775 USD • The Island of Leyte has been most severely affected. Most homes are uninhabitable due to damage, and water and power have yet to be restored. ROADS AND BRIDGES • 3 roads in Regions VI and VIII remain impassable. • The lack of access to affected areas due to blocked roads and damaged infrastructure, limiting assessment and response activities. AIRPORTS: 4 airports - Busuanga, Roxas, Kalibo, and Tacloban airports remain non-operational FOOD: 2.5 million people are in need of food assistance, but nutrition supplies are inadequate and logistical constrains hamper delivery of food. WATER: Water systems are damaged and non-operational in many areas. In addition, some ground water supplies are contaminated. CHILDREN: A significant number of children were displaced. Over 20,000 schools and day care centers were affected. SECURITY: Security conditions across the Philippines are rapidly deteriorating. The critical need for food and water has led desperate inhabitants to pillage supplies from shops and supermarkets, notably in the town of Tacloban. Gender-based violence is a major concern. Note: The total extent of damage is unknown as assessments are still ongoing. Expect this information to change frequently as more information becomes available. PAGASA.DOST.GOV.PH NDRRMC.GOV.PH OCHA CARITAS TELECOMS SANS FRONTIERES
  6. 6. CURRENT SITUATION POWER OUTAGE: Power outage is being experienced in the following provinces and municipalities in Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, and XIII: • Palawan • Capiz • Aklan • Antique • Iloilo • Cebu • Bohol • Negros Oriental • Siquijor • Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar COMMUNICTAIONS: • AS of 11 NOV 2013 operating cell sites of Globe Telecom were established. In total, 49% of the affected sites in Visays and 30% of the affected sites in Luzon and Mindanao have been restored. • “Libreng Tawag” of Globe Telecom was set up at Hotel Alejandro, Tacloban City DECLARATION OF STATE OF CALAMITY • Dumangas, Iloilo (Res. No. 2013-188), Janiuay, Iloio and the Province of Antique (Res. No. 085-2013) • Presidential Proclamation No.682 dated November 11, 2013, declaring a State of National Calamity in Samar provinces, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, and Palawan POWER SUPPLY HAS BEEN RESTORED IN: - Province of Marinduque - Municipalities of Baco, Calapan City, Naujan, San Teodoro, Socorro, Victoria, Bansud, Gloria, Mansalay, Pinamalayan, Roxas and all of Oriental Mindoro - Municipalities of Rizal, Sta. Cruz, Mamburao and San Jose, Occidental Mindoro - Municipalities of Odiongan, Ferrol, Looc, Alcantara and San Andres, all in Romblon - Municipalities of Mina, Pototan and Aniway, all in Iloilo Arial view of the damage inflicted by Haiyan to Tacloba City ndrrmc.gov.ph
  7. 7. CURRENT SITUATION - HEALTH HEALTH • The Department of Health (DOH) has activated 24/7 Operation Centers at its Central Office and at all regional offices tat have been affected. • DOH continues its coordination with the regional offices in the Visayas to map-out succeeding steps in response to more immediate needs of super typhoon Yolanda victims. • DOH has established an advance action team in Cebu and in Calbayog City, Western Samar STAFFING: • Based on his personal situation assessment over the weekend and as reports from the field come-in, Secretary of Health Enrique Ona met with the Super Typhoon Yolanda Core Response Team to give directives on deploying more self-contained teams in identified areas that suffered worst devastation during the typhoon surge. COMMNUICATIONS: Communication remains a problem. DOH has requested that the restoration of communication lines be prioritized for DOH to enable them to get immediate feedback from the field. In the meantime, DOH is coordinating with Telecoms Without Borders to help in this aspect . CODES: • A Code Blue has been activated in all regions, meaning medical personnel in the regional offices will go on 24-hour duty. • Code White has been activated for all hospitals, meaning hospitals should be ready with standby response • The need to beef-up the Health Emergency Management Staff (HEMS) team of 56 medical personnel and the prepositioned medical/emergency supplies that were initially deployed in Eastern Visayas was identified as an immediate need. SUPPLES: Around P15 million worth of assorted drugs and medicines, medical supplies, water, and sanitation for health (WASH) kits, cot beds, family tents, and other emergency supplies were immediately made available in Department of Health (DOH) regional offices in areas that were expected to be in the path of super typhoon Yolanda. These regional offices are Centers for Health Development VI (Western Visayas), VII (Central Visayas), and VIII (Eastern Visayas), including DOH Manila central office. Hospital in Tacloban ndrrmc.gov.ph
  8. 8. SITUATION MAP ReliefWeb
  9. 9. PRIMARY ROADS
  10. 10. NEEDS AND RESPONSE HEALTH NEED • Severe damage is reported to health infrastructure, including to the cold chain. • There is no delivery of routine health services in affected areas, as well as lack of medicine, surgical and general medical supplies. • Most drugstores have been looted and medicines, including family planning supplies, are urgently required, particularly in Tacloban City. • Health service delivery points, including for emergency obstetric and neonatal care, are compromised by the sustained damage. RESPONSE: • Coordination is well under-way in Tacloban City and Eastern Samar Region. • First medical teams have arrived in Cebu. Others teams, currently in Manila, are preparing for their deployment. • Public health epidemiologists will be deployed for field disease surveillance and response activities. • Non-food items like medicines, hygiene kits and dignity kits are prepositioned with the Family Planning • Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) and ready for deployment. Partners procured an additional 100,000 dignity kits and 100,000 hygiene kits as well as well as reproductive health (RH) kits for distribution in eight severely affected provinces. GAPS & CONSTRAINTS: • Temporary health facilities, generators, medication, surgical supplies, cold storage and WASH facilities are • urgently required. • There is a high risk of acute respiratory infections, diarrhea, leptospirosis, measles, cholera and typhoid. • People are traumatized and lack psycho-social support FOOD NEEDS: About 2.5 million people are in need of food assistance. RESPONSE: • A total of 11 metric tons of high energy biscuits have arrived in Manila from Dubai, awaiting delivery and distribution in Tacloban City. • Eleven staff members are on the ground to assess food and nutrition needs that will inform a broad supply chain plan. GAPS & CONSTRAINTS: • Logistical constraints hamper the delivery of food assistance. • To expand the ability of the cluster to respond, additional partners need to be identified. WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE NEEDS: • Heavy equipment is needed for debris clean-up. • All Water Districts in Leyte are non-operational. Many water supplies are contaminated. There is a need for • immediate and on-site water testing and treatment. • Water treatment units and generator sets are required for areas with totally damaged water systems. • Additional support is needed to support the Government-led coordination RESPONSE: • Forty-two portalets are currently located in Tacloban. Partners are mobilizing WASH supplies to Cebu for distribution to other areas. • The local WASH Cluster has been activated in Tacloban GAPS & CONSTRAINTS: • In Leyte, fuel for water treatment units is either not available or insufficient. • Logistical constraints hamper the delivery of aid to Tacloban, Samar and Iloilo. The situation is aggravated by security concerns due to mobbing during relief distributions. OCHA SITREP 6 - 12 NOV 2013
  11. 11. NEEDS AND RESPONSE EARLY RECOVERY NEED There is a significant volume of debris which is impeding access to remote areas RESPONSE: Over 4,700 pieces of debris clearing equipment (chainsaws, wheelbarrow, shovels) and power generators were provided to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council for debris clearing operations in affected areas GAPS & CONSTRAINTS: Large volume of debris will require additional personnel and equipment. EMEGENCY TELECOMMUNICTAIONS RESPONSE: • Three ICT technical experts were deployed to Tacloban City to establish the ETC Emergency Response Solution. The solution is composed of the Ericsson Response WIDER kit and the Emergency lu VSAT kit, which will provide data connectivity to humanitarian workers operating in Tacloban. • The second batch of telecommunications equipment, including VSATs and generators arrived in Manila from Dubai and are ready for deployment to the field. • ETC partners from Ericsson Response and Luxembourg are also deploying personnel and equipment to set up the ETC Emergency Response Solution in additional sites that are to be identified. GAPS & CONSTRAINTS: • The main challenge is access to some areas. ETC is looking at all options to send its staff and equipment to identified common operational sites. OCHA SITREP 6 - 12 NOV 2013 WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE NEEDS: • Heavy equipment is needed for debris clean-up. • All Water Districts in Leyte are non-operational. Many water supplies are contaminated. There is a need for • immediate and on-site water testing and treatment. • Water treatment units and generator sets are required for areas with totally damaged water systems. • Additional support is needed to support the Government-led coordination RESPONSE: • Forty-two portalets are currently located in Tacloban. Partners are mobilizing WASH supplies to Cebu for distribution to other areas. • The local WASH Cluster has been activated in Tacloban GAPS & CONSTRAINTS: • In Leyte, fuel for water treatment units is either not available or insufficient. • Logistical constraints hamper the delivery of aid to Tacloban, Samar and Iloilo. The situation is aggravated by security concerns due to mobbing during relief distributions. LOGISTICS RESPONSE: • Four mobile storage units are ready to be deployed to Tacloban from Manila. • Equipment to support logistics capacity arrived in Cebu from the UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Subang, Malaysia. This includes mobile storage units, pre-fabricated offices, and generator sets. CONSTRAINTS: • Access to affected areas due to impassable roads and damaged infrastructure remains a significant constraint. • Lack of information on the condition of transport infrastructure and disruption of communication hampers logistics operations. • The extensive affected areas, including multiple islands, make it difficult to facilitate the delivery of goods and movement of personnel
  12. 12. NEEDS AND RESPONSE EMERGENCY SHELTER NEED • Housing damage reports are expected to rise based on observations and population densities. • The cluster estimates over 500,000 houses could be severely affected, particularly in vulnerable and poor communities. Many people had lived in light-weight structures, which could not withstand the storm surge and high wind speeds. • Tarpaulins, tools and fixings and tents are urgently needed for the displaced people. • There is a need to quickly support shelter early recovery including debris removal, salvaging coco lumber, and transitional and semi-permanent construction. RESPONSE: • REACH teams deployed to Cebu City and Ormoc, Leyte, to assess shelter damage. • A total of 10,000 tarpaulins arrived in Manila and ready for deployment to Tacloban City. Additionally, 9,700 shelter kits will be distributed in Leyte. GAPS & CONSTRAINTS: • There is limited quantifiable assessment data. • Logistics and procurement are difficult and transport costs are expensive. CAMP COORDINATION AND CAMP MANAGEMENT NEEDS: • Displacement profiling needs to be rolled out for targeted assistance to people in evacuation centers and makeshift tent sites. • Displaced people need 2 million solar radios with lights and chargers. • Evacuation centers in remote areas urgently require food, potable water, medicines and non-food items (NFIs). • Plastic sheets and tents are needed, particularly given new rains from the current tropical depression. • Additional mobile camp management support staff is needed to provide service in the evacuation centers. RESPONSE: • A total of 4,000 plastic sheets and tents were delivered to Tacloban City. GAPS & CONSTRAINTS: • The damaged airport in Tacloban continues to delay the transport of NFIs. • Reported security concerns in some affected areas constrain regular delivery of relief goods. PROTECTION NEEDS: • An estimated 49,000 women of reproductive age 15-49 years old are at risk of sexual and gender based violence (GBV). About 177,000 pregnant and 118,000 lactating women (up to six months of lactation) need specialized services for pre- or postnatal support, child health, health promotion, family planning and psychosocial services. RESPONSE: • Coordination is well under way in Tacloban City and Eastern Samar aiming at the quick augmentation of health service delivery through mobile birthing and Reproductive Health (RH) clinics. • Eight sets of Women-Friendly Space kits are prepositioned with the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP). OCHA SITREP 6 - 12 NOV 2013 GAPS & CONSTRAINTS: • GBV reporting and prevention services are interrupted.
  13. 13. NEEDS AND RESPONSE LIVELIHOOD NEEDS: • An estimated 4 million workers were affected across nine regions and 36 provinces with livelihoods and sources of income destroyed. Of these, around half are engaged in vulnerable forms of employment. Infrastructure supporting these livelihoods is destroyed or damaged. • Emergency employment activities supporting the humanitarian response and clearing, rehabilitating and reconstructing key infrastructure clearance are in great need. RESPONSE: • The Cluster agreed on coordination of response activities across four main hubs on the ground. • Livelihood teams will deploy across the affected areas within the next days. GAPS & CONSTRAINTS: • Partners on the ground are overstretched and overwhelmed both due to the scale of this disaster and other • recent disasters. • Key public and government infrastructure is completely destroyed. This includes roads, markets, government offices and records. • The lack of communications, power and blocked transport adds to the widespread geographical reach of the disaster, with many areas and islands yet to be contacted or people accounted for OCHA SITREP 6 - 12 NOV 2013 EDUCATION NEEDS: • Children are displaced and classes have been disrupted in the most affected regions (IV-B, VI, VII and VIII). • In Region VIII alone, 3,720 schools remain closed in 11 out of 13 schools divisions, which are serving over one million school children. Classes have resumed in two out of 13 school divisions (Maasin City and Southern Leyte). • Immediate tracking of affected children and education service providers (day care workers and teachers) is required. • Debris clearing is needed to be able to establish temporary learning spaces and to facilitate the repair rehabilitation, or reconstruction of damaged schools. • Affected school children, their families and education providers require psychosocial support. • Damaged or lost teaching and learning materials need to be replaced for both preschool and basic education institutions. RESPONSE: • Tracking of affected children is ongoing as is evaluation of education needs in affected areas. • In Cebu, the establishment of a command centre is in process. GAPS & CONSTRAINTS: • Seven school divisions in Region VIII are without communication. • An undetermined number of children in affected areas cannot be reached due to access constraints.
  14. 14. FOOD CLUSTER DSWD Disaster Mitigation and Response Situation Map • Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is distributing 6,200 food packs in Tacloban City evacuation centers, with help from the military • The Food Cluster co-leads at WFP are Beatrice Tapawan (0917539-9944, beatrice.tapawan@wfp.org) and Dipayan Bhattacharyya (0917-594-2450, dipayan.bhattacharyya@wfp.org) • Some basic food supplies were available in the Central Visayas area as earthquake relief efforts were still active when the typhoon struck. • WFP has sent 44 tons (feed ~120,000 people/day) of High Energy Biscuits to Tacloban, expected to arrive by Monday • WFP is organizing other food commodities for delivery – stocks in country were already stretched as the earthquake recovery was ongoing DSWD Situation Map UN OCHA Situation Report: 11/10/13 IFRC Update 11/8/13 WFP Updates (Interactive map) Affected Municipalities (DSWD report as of 12 Nov 2013) (SEE http://disaster.dswd.gov.ph/maps.php)
  15. 15. PHILIPPINERED CROSS PHILIPPINE RED CROSS RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT ACTION • Before typhoon Haiyan entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), thousands of units of food, hygiene, and other emergency preparedness items were prepositioned in PRC Cebu Regional Warehouse • Deployment of preparedness stocks was initially delayed due to cancelled flights and sea travel • Staff and volunteers from local chapters are now deployed in different affected areas. • Three teams from the National Headquarters are being deployed in Samar, Leyte and Capiz together with the Water Search and Rescue Teams of Olongapo Chapter. • Hot meals were also provided to 3,365 affected individuals in Masbate, San Pablo and Capiz. • As of 9am, a total of 19,677 families (993,585 persons) were temporarily sheltered in 353 evacuation centers. • Welfare Desks including restoring family links and tracing services were established in the affected areas to assist affected individuals with tracing inquiries. • Hot meals were also provided to 3,365 affected individuals in Masbate, San Pablo and Capiz. • The PRC chapter in Masbate will be conducting assessment in Balud, one of the hardest hit areas, were no reports were gathered as of today. • In Leyte, PRC packed relief goods for immediate distribution to evacuation centers. Hot meals were provided to 450 evacuees in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and Eastern Visayas State University. PRC Preparedness and Response Plan Re: Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) IFRC Image from IFRC
  16. 16. US RESPONSE US GOVERNMENT • November 9, Embassy Charge d'Affaires Brian Goldbeck issued a disaster declaration announcing the immediate availability of $10 million for response efforts • The United States government provided an additional $10 million to the U.N. World Food Program Department of Defense- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel directed U.S. Pacific Command to provide manpower and resources as requested by the Philippines government USAID • USAID, the lead agency for the international humanitarian response, deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to to make initial damage assessments, coordinate with humanitarian and government agencies, and to recommend response options. • A Response Management Team (RMT) was also created in Washington, D.C. to coordinate relief efforts with DART • USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance is coordinating the transport of 1,000 rolls of plastic sheeting and 10,000 hygiene kits that will arrive within a few days and a second shipment that will arrive within the week U.S. Military • U.S. military aircraft are working with DART to determine humanitarian needs and to assist the Armed Forces of the Philippines in search and rescue • 90 U.S. marines and sailors are currently on the ground providing humanitarian assistance and disaster support USAID: Philippines-Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Fact Sheet #1 Sources: DOD USAID: Philippines-Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Fact Sheet #1 releifweb
  17. 17. NGO Télécoms Sans Frontières’ TSF has allowed for telecoms assessments to be carried out as well as the immediate installation of 3 telecom centers to generate a coordination hub for the other NGOs in the disaster zone. Three functioning satellite connections have been installed to provide internet to the telecom centers. It will take up to 2 months to fully restore telecommunications networks. Oxfam International dispatched a team of experts to assess the water, public health and sanitation conditions in Bohol. Another batch of teams will go to Northern Cebu, Northern and Eastern Samar and Leyte, in the Eastern Visayas region. Sending water sanitation supplies from UK on Tue/Weds. Catholic Relief Services sent response teams to Ormoc (Leyte Island) and other hard hit areas to conduct needs assessments. CRS is engaging partners and other aid agencies, mobilizing resources to help the government and the most affected areas. 18,000 tarpaulins have been procured. 1,100 tarpaulins are being moved to Cebu City to provide 8,000 families with shelter needs. International Medical Corps' emergency teams are preparing to deploy, coordinating with partners on the ground and prepositioning supplies. Handicapped International is sending an emergency assessment team to the hardest-hit areas in collaboration with other international NGOs starting with the city of Tacloban. Shelter Box USA currently has a team based in the country providing shelter in response to the October 15 earthquake that hit Bohol. Shelter Box USA will conduct needs assessments soon and formulate a response. Child Fund International is participating in coordinated response and needs-assessment planning with the government and other NGOs, and coordinating closely with local partner organizations. Emergency response teams prepositioned supplies, including emergency kits and tents, and made arrangements with local suppliers to access food and non-food relief supplies. Preparations are being made to setup of Child Centered Spaces in to aid psychosocial recovery and provide a safe haven. Save the Children has set up operational bases in Tacloban Ciry and Ormac City (Leyte Island). Teams are on the ground delivering essentials such as blankets, mosquito nets, emergency kits for children and families (household and hygiene supplies, clean drinking water, cleaning items, temporary school tents and education materials). Additionally, they are partnering with local governments and other relief agencies to assess needs and provide assistance, with a special focus on affected children in Bohol, Iloilo Cirt, and Cebu. Feed the Children Is formulating response plans with its office in Cebu to prepare to provide relief in the form of food, water, and basic necessities to the more than 200,000 children currently supported by Feed the Children programs
  18. 18. POINTS OF CONTACT Humanity Road volunteers are trained to use Internet and mobile communications technology to collect, verify and route information online during sudden onset disaster. Using the Internet, they provide public safety information as well as directing the public to governmental and aid agencies that are providing assistance for the disaster. They currently have the most up to date information in terms of: • Point of Contacts • Emergency Numbers • National & Regional Links • Official Hashtag Structure Humanity Road
  19. 19. #YolandaPH: Map Tour by StandbyTaskForce and GISCorps (DHN Members) Digital humanitarian volunteers have been busing tagging images posted to social media in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Using the new MicroMappers ImageClicker to rate the level of damage they see in each image, they have clicked over 7,000 images. Those that are tagged as “Mild” and “Severe” damage are then geolocated by members of the Standby Volunteer Task Force (SBTF) who have partnered with GISCorps and ESRI to create this live Crisis Map of the disaster damage tagged using the ImageClicker. The map takes a few second to load, so please be patient. http://disasterresponse.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=18ea32008c3f43a898096f4e30e85e79&webmap=dee921d4f2344e448b66c747f5f508f6&folderid=d6f13810af40480daeba32fd4ae7ea27
  20. 20. CLUSTERS POC OCHA SITREP NO.4 (10 NOV 2013)

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