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This is a presentation prepared by Kusog Tacloban, a volunteer organization doing relief efforts in the Philippines for Typhoon Haiyan, for the Global Exchange Laboratory at Parsons the New School for Design, Spring 2014

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  • Eastern Visayas is composed of two main islands – Leyte and Samar – and is comprised of 6 provinces: Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Samar, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.Tacloban City – categorized as a Highly Urbanized City. Also considered the Eastern Visayas Regional Center (EVRC), its main economic /commercial hub. Tacloban is the hub of investment, trade and development in the region.Population as of 2010: 4.1 millionEconomy:Eastern Visayas is primarily an agricultural region with rice, corn, coconut, sugarcane and bananas as its major crops.Primary sources of revenue are manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade and services. Mining, farming, fishing and tourism contribute significantly to the economy. Manufacturing firms include mining companies, fertilizer plants, sugar central, rice and corn mills and other food processing plants. Other industries include mining, rice, corn and sugar milling, coconut oil extraction, alcohol distilling, beverage manufacture and forest products. Home industries include hat and basket weaving, metal craft, needlecraft, pottery, ceramics, woodcraft, shell craft and bamboo craft.Number of babies to be born in typhoon affected areas within a month of the disaster: 12,000360K – number of pregnant and lactating women who needed specialized services for prenatal, postnatal, child birth, health promotion and family planning services at the time of the storm.
  • A few days after the typhoon, a group of Taclobanons – some having just survived the typhoon in Tacloban, others in Manila, Australia and the United States – came together in Facebook to discuss their frustration at how slow the relief response was to the typhopn affected areas, and how uncoordinated they were.Thus Kusog Tacloban was born.Partners:FILCOM.ORGFair Hiring Initiative, IncSupports ongoing relief efforts in Tacloban and other areas in Eastern Visayas after Typhoon Yolanda. It provides volunteers – able-bodied people with specific skills who are willing to donate their time. These volunteers do not duplicate relief efforts, but augment human resources to do them. Coordinating with people/groups on the ground to see who needs what kind of help, recruit volunteers, match volunteers to tasks, and manage the logistics of getting them in and out of TaclobanHave submitted a petition through Change.Org regarding transparency on relief aid.
  • Tarping roofs in schools and houses in many barangays, with tarpaulin donated by BCBP and Kaisa Foundation. Latest accomplishment on this project: In Feb 2, completed tarping 95 houses in Barangay 83-C in Taguiktik, San, Jose, Tacloban City.
  • This was from the Ohana medical mission – 50 medical professionals from Hawaii did 8 mission sites in Leyte and 5 in Samar, treating over 6,000 patients. Kusog them with logistics and coordination.
  • Philippines will need PHP360.9 Billion (US$8.17 Billion) in a span of 4 yearsInternational community has pledged to donate up to PHP23.798 Billion (US$538.928 Million) in aid. So far, only 21.16% has been received.Social Weather Station survey (January 22, 2014): 72% of Yolanda survivors consider themselves poor, with most of them (58%) considered “food poor.”381 evacuation centers – providing temporary shelter to 20,924 familiesBunkhouses (temporary shelters) constructed – but being adjusted to confirm with international standards (wider than original 8.64 meters per unit)Health and Nutrition:Fogging activities to prevent mosquito related diseasesAs of November 28, 198 health teams deployed to affected areas, including 80 foreign medical teamsFeeding programs Schools Over 3,000 schools damaged by the typhoon, more than 90% of the schools in typhoon affected areas were either heavily damaged or completely destroyed5.9 children affected by the typhoon – and more than a half million have had to return to school.Livelihood With no electricity and other basic s, business are having difficulty with recoveryFlight of students and young professionals, with lack of jobs in the regionAgricultureFishing Industry
  • International response – More than 40 nations around the world sent humanitarian aid, relief supplies, military, medical and other emergency personnel. United Kingdom gave at least $131 million, and the US gave an equivalent of $86.7 million, while also conducting “Operation Damayan” from November 10-Dec 1, 2013. Other big country donors were Japan ($52M), Norway (41.6M(, Canada ($40M), Australia ($21M), Kuwaut and Saudi Arabia ($10M each).Supranational Bodies United Nations (UNICEF, UNFPA, UNWFP)World health OrganizationInternational Red CrossNGOs, Private groups/companies, celebrities Buddhist Tzu Chi FoundationBusiness like Ikea, Walmart, Samsung and HSBCMajor League BaseballDoctors without BordersCatholic Relief ServicesSamaritan’s Purseetc
  • Philippine president has appointed a “rehabilitation czar” – Panfilo “Ping” LacsonIn Jan 23, Lacson announced that nine giant companies have promised to lead rehabilitation on most of the areas impacted by the super typhoon. These companies have pledged to “adopt” at least two thirds of the typhoon-hit local government units (LGUs).PLDT and the Razon Group – adopted Tacloban, the city worst hit by YolandaTacloban – considered very vulnerable to effects of climate change. In scale of 1 to 10 (10 most vulnerable), Tacloban was rated 6.74 in terms of its exposure to climate change impact: stronger storms, extreme drought, sea level rise, aggravated floods and land slides.1998 – 2011 – 257% increase in rainfall (1,852 mm to 4,768 mm)In past 50 years, average 2.3 typhoons a yearTacloban is only 3 meters above sea level (studies have shown seas can rise 4-6 meters due to climate change)Upland areas vulnerable to landslidesPopulation growth in past 20 years: 62%. From 136,000 to 221,000Houses: 72% more built in past 20 yearsCars: 312% increase.
  • KusogTacloban has a petition (Through Change.org) – asking ambassadors from all donor nations to provide sufficient information to allow monitoring of aid post-typhoon Yolanda. (As of Feb 8 - 6,224 signatories)Working with Rehabilitation Groups, and with Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH)Creating Standards and Criteria for Post-Yolanda RebuildingIs it the Right Project? Does it “Build Back Better”?Does it serve the people/communities it should benefit?Do criteria and methodology for beneficiary selection ensure transparency, fairness and consistency?Does it purposefully engage an informed community?Does it maximize money and materials?At project completion and beyond: does the project achieve its intended benefit? Is it set up to succeed?
  • Kusog presentation for new school

    5. 5. KUSOG TACLOBAN HAIYAN (YOLANDA)  November 8, 2013  6,200+ dead  2,000 missing  16 million affected  1.1 million homes damaged/destroyed  4.1 million displaced
    6. 6. KUSOG TACLOBAN HAIYAN (YOLANDA)        865,000 people agricultural workers affected 74% of standing crops lost 60% of tree crops lost PHP 9 Billion lost in agriculture. 65% of fishing equipment lost Livelihood of an estimated 5.6 million workers disrupted Estimated cost to Philippines: $14 billion
    7. 7. KUSOG TACLOBAN The Philippines        Population: 100 million Annual growth rate of 2% Living on US$2 a day: 2 in 5. Primary Industries are agriculture, wood products, electronics assembly, garment and footwear manufacturing, mining and fishing. Also has active tourism industry, and gets remittances from about 5 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Unemployment: 7% Global rank on infrastructure quality (2009): 94 Global rank on Infrastructure quality (2011): 113 Living Earth screenshot, Nov 8, 2013
    8. 8. KUSOG TACLOBAN Tacloban & Eastern Visayas
    10. 10. KUSOG TACLOBAN Roof Tarping
    11. 11. KUSOG TACLOBAN Assessment of schools
    12. 12. KUSOG TACLOBAN Mobile Soup Kitchen
    13. 13. KUSOG TACLOBAN
    14. 14. KUSOG TACLOBAN Psychosocial Services
    15. 15. KUSOG TACLOBAN
    16. 16. KUSOG TACLOBAN Relief Operations
    17. 17. KUSOG TACLOBAN Medical Missions
    18. 18. KUSOG TACLOBAN  Other projects:  Christmas Cheer     Fundraisers           Candahug, Palo, Leyte Dulag, Leyte Orphans (Asilo de la Milagrosa, Cebu City) New York Asian Writers Workshop UmiNom – Brunch An Taclobanon Guli-at Concerts Masters School Candlelight and Jeans Day Fundraisers Bake Sales (Thomson Reuters) Run fundraiser through Crowdrise – Erica Gramlich Individual Fundraisers - Helen Frech of Germany, Chris Potgeiter of S. Africa/Dubai. Jasmine Valte of the US Individual contributions/donations Volunteers  To date, 46 volunteers (local, Manila, Australia, US, Germany, Israel, South Africa, etc)
    19. 19. Status         KUSOG TACLOBAN PHP360.9 Billion (US$8.17 Billion) in a span of 4 years 21.16% received of international pledges Social Weather Station survey (January 22, 2014): 72% - poor 381 evacuation centers Bunkhouses (temporary shelters) constructed Health and Nutrition: Schools Livelihood
    20. 20. Typhoon Relief KUSOG TACLOBAN  Philippine government  International response  Supranational organizations  NGOs, private groups, private individuals
    21. 21. KUSOG TACLOBAN Rebuilding/Rehabilitation  PARR – Panfilo Lacson  Private sector: 9 giant companies  PLDT and the Razon Group Tacloban
    22. 22. KUSOG TACLOBAN Aid Watch  Petition (Change.org)  FAiTH  PARR and Rehab groups
    23. 23. KUSOG TACLOBAN Next Steps  Registering as a Non-Profit organization  401c3 in the United States  Continue with remaining Relief Work projects  Push forward with monitoring relief and rehabilitation efforts  Work with rehabilitation groups in Tacloban and other areas in Leyte and Samar  Partner with groups to develop effective standards, protocols, processes in relief/rehabilitation monitoring.
    24. 24. KUSOG TACLOBAN Challenges to Rebuilding  Pervasive corruption/ lack of trust  Lack of standard protocols/processes for relief/aid distribution  Lack of communication on specifics of rehabilitation work  Lack of any consultation with community  No real rehabilitation plan for Tacloban from LGU  Logistics
    25. 25. References                 KUSOG TACLOBAN Kusogtacloban.org Kusog Tacloban Facebook page Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (http://www.gov.ph/faith/) Rappler.com Whitehouse.gov USAID.gov/haiyan Wikipedia Reliefweb Nbcnews.com Washington Post AFP News CNN.com Reuters.com Infoplease.com New York Times Inquirer.net