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Highlights

  • Tropical Storm Megi/Agaton struck in April 2022 across many of the same areas affected by TY Rai/Odette, causing floods and landslides. More than 2.3 million people were affected.
  • Health human resources are overstretched due to competing priorities such as the provision of routine and essential care, vaccinations, and controlling the spread of COVID-19.
  • Shelter assistance is the top priority reported by the affected people who still feel vulnerable in temporary shelters.
  • Funding remains a key constraint as communities slowly transition to early recovery.
Typhoon Rai (Odette) Revised Humanitarian Needs and Priorities

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Key Figures

12K
Total Displaced Population (Typhoon Rai)

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Funding

$168.9M
Required
$53.1M
Received
31%
Progress
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Contacts

Manja Vidic

Head of OCHA Philippines

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Coordination

Palaweños helping Palaweños: Localisation of aid driving more sustainable humanitarian outcomes in Palawan

Local actors have played a critical role as first responders, with their long-standing presence in the community and providers of long-term support. In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Rai/Odette in December 2021, local non-government organizations (NGOs) in Palawan came together with an emergency grant from the UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator to provide timely, immediate life-saving support and to assist localized coordination efforts. As a result, the exercise brought together local actors from NGOs and the government towards a unified, collaborative humanitarian response that helped over 1,500 affected families in Palawan.

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Typhoon Rai (Odette) Who-What-Where (3W) Snapshot (As of 06 May 2022)

Typhoon Rai (Odette) Who-What-Where (3W) Snapshot (As of 06 May 2022)

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Typhoon Rai (Odette) HNP Monitoring Indicators Dashboard (As of 04 May 2022)

Typhoon Rai (Odette) HNP Monitoring Indicators Dashboard (As of 04 May 2022)

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Emergency Response

Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) - Situation Report No. 8 (As of 27 April 2022)

More than 12,000 people remain displaced across the typhoon affected areas more than three months after Typhoon Rai’s landfall last 16 December 2022. Over 2.1 million houses were damaged of which 425,000 were completely destroyed and 1,702,428 partially damaged, according to the latest government reports. A total of $56.6 million has been mobilized by international community to date to support Typhoon Rai relief operations – or 33.5 per cent of total funding requirements under the Humanitarian Needs and Priorities (HNP) plan – which resulted in humanitarian agencies implementing over 11,000 multi-sectoral interventions to support the government’s response.

As of February 21, the national government deactivated its national operations center, including national and regional clusters, which shifts coordination to the respective local disaster management agencies and local government units. The Post Disaster Needs Assessment results in all 6 regions and its corresponding recovery plans have yet to be presented to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The presentation and approval of the recovery plan will unlock government resources for full blown recovery and rehabilitation of Rai-affected regions and communities.

On 8 April, the Protection and Shelter Clusters met with the Department of Human Settlement and Urban Development (DHSUD) at the technical level to discuss the HCT Advisory on the No-Build-Zone policy in the areas impacted by Typhoon Rai. Both clusters will be invited as resource agencies to the government’s Shelter Cluster meeting to present the advisory and discuss the proposed ways forward.

Tropical Storm Megi/Agaton also struck in early April 2022, across many of the same areas affected by TY Rai/Odette, causing floods and landslides. More than 2,260,000 were affected, particularly in Leyte province. The government confirmed that 212 people died, mostly due to rain-induced landslides, with 132 people still missing. Initial assessment findings of the government indicate that 2,400 houses were destroyed and 14,100 incurred damages, while 28,000 hectares of agricultural land were affected resulting in losses worth US$25 million. Efforts are ongoing to assess the damage particularly in communities still recovering from Odette.

In light of the upcoming national elections on 9 May, the Commission on Election (COMELEC) issued a resolution on the prohibition of any public official or employee to release, disburse or expend public funds, effective 25 March 2022 until 8 May 2022, in accordance with the provision of the Omnibus Election Code. While there is no expressed prohibition on the provision of assistance by the UN organizations, international non-government organizations, and non-government organizations, the HCT released a Guidance Note on Humanitarian Assistance During Election Period.

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Typhoon Rai (Odette) Revised Humanitarian Needs and Priorities

Typhoon Rai (Odette) Revised Humanitarian Needs and Priorities

The Humanitarian Country Team launched the revised Humanitarian Needs and Priorities Plan for Typhoon Rai/Odette. The revised HNP reflects our new understanding of the scale and extent of the damage wrought by the typhoon, which severely affected almost 10 million people.

The revised HNP targets 840,000 people, up from 530,000 in the original HNP, and calls for $169 million/ PHP 8.6 billion to meet these needs, complementing extensive Government-led efforts.

The Government has launched a massive, rapid response. But the scale of needs means seven weeks after the typhoon, nearly 144,000 people remain displaced; and 1.7 million houses, 16,000 schools and 330 health clinics have been damaged or destroyed. Over 10 million hectares of crops were affected and 80 municipalities are still experiencing power outages or disruptions.

The typhoon hit the Philippines following two years of the COVID-19 pandemic which had already heightened the vulnerability of many communities.

The revised HNP will address needs in Caraga and Southern Leyte as well as in two additional areas of Region VII: Bohol and Cebu.  The top response priorities for the six-months plan are shelter, food security and agriculture, water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), protection and early recovery. Support for education is also prominent. 

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