8 million people affected
11 regions concerned
530,000 people targeted with assistance
by humanitarian actors 198,652 people still displaced
Source: Super Typhoon Rai – One month later: in figures (OCHA)
The WFP will begin this week the distribution of food (rice) in the Dinagat Islands. WFP aims to provide food to 5,400 families in four municipalities in the province starting this week.
More than a month after Odette’s lashes passed, new assessments have unveiled a larger-scale impact, particularly in areas outside of Caraga. WFP is updating its response plan to include southern Leyte and Bohol in its priority areas for food/cash programs with an urgent call for more donor commitments.
Update of the situation and needs
- A month into the emergency response, further assessments have shed light on the extensive damage.
- This has led to higher estimates of the humanitarian needs of affected people, especially in the hard-hit Western Visayas. In southern Leyte and Bohol, 80 and 71 percent of the total population, or about 1.3 million people, respectively, were severely affected. Further analysis using available poverty data and prioritizing livelihoods that are vulnerable to both immediate damage and longer-term loss of productivity (agriculture and fishing), shows that around 100,000 Poor households suffered the most from Typhoon Odette in southern Leyte and Bohol. This includes households whose members may be pregnant and/or nursing mothers, living with a disability, the elderly, suffering from malnutrition or having work constraints.
- In the Dinagat Islands, the provincial government has highlighted the need for additional food, water, medicine, clothing and shelter. The local economy is slowly recovering, with the supply of fruits and vegetables increasing and returning to pre-typhoon prices. However, prices for limited commodities such as fish and fuel remain high.
- Meanwhile, in the coastal areas of nearby Surigao town, displaced people still staying in evacuation centers need shelter materials, cash and medical assistance to combat emerging malnutrition. in children. Markets are functional and retail stores are well stocked in Surigao.