Philippines: Restoring livelihoods in typhoon-hit Samar Island

One hundred days after Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) caused massive devastation in Central Philippines, rebuilding work is well under way. Humanitarian needs remain high on Samar, where the typhoon first made landfall, so the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been working hard to deliver relief aid. At the same time, recovery programmes are enabling families to rebuild their livelihoods and improve their access to clean water and health care. Here is a snapshot of our response to Typhoon Haiyan since 17 November 2013.

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  • Giporlos

     

    • Rice seed, fertilizer and cash incentives distributed to more than 700 people
    • Repairs to Giporlos rural health unit now under way
    • Medical supplies provided to Giporlos rural health unit during the emergency phase
    • Half-month food rations distributed to more than 10,000 people
    • Essential household items provided to almost 13,000 people
    • Clean drinking water distributed through tankers to affected people
  • Mercedes

     

    • Food kits distributed to almost 7,000 people
    • Half-month food rations distributed to more than 5,000 people
    • Hygiene kits, tarpaulins and jerry cans distributed to nearly 6,000 people
    • Clean drinking water distributed through tankers to affected people

    *Food kits: rice, oil, sugar, salt, soy sauce, coffee and tins of sardines, plus bath soaps

     

  • Victory Island

    • Food kits* and essential household items distributed to 800 people

    * Food kits: rice, oil, sugar, salt, soy sauce, coffee and tins of sardines, plus bath soaps

  • Balangkayan

    • Rice seed, fertilizer and cash incentives distributed to over 1,700 people
    • Food kits distributed to more than 10,300 people
    • Half-month food rations distributed to 8,800 people
    • Essential household items, hygiene kits and sleeping materials distributed to 10,700 people
  • Salcedo

    • Rice seed, fertilizer and cash incentives distributed to 260 people
    • Cash-for-work programme implemented, benefiting 1,250 people
    • Food kits distributed to well over 5,000 people
    • Half-month food rations distributed to around 18,500 people
    • Hygiene kits, tarpaulins and jerry cans distributed to some 12,500 people
    • Clean drinking water distributed through tankers to affected people

    * Food kits: rice, oil, sugar, salt, soy sauce, coffee and tins of sardines, plus bath soaps

  • Guiuan

     

    • Water supply network being repaired, benefiting 32,000 people
    • Cash-for-work programme implemented, benefiting more than 2,200 people
    • Food kits* distributed to nearly 11,000 people
    • Half-month food rations, essential household items and hygiene kits distributed for over 41,000 people
    • Tarpaulins and jerry cans donated to two public schools

    * Food kits: rice, oil, sugar, salt, soy sauce, coffee and tins of sardines, plus bath soaps

     

  • Homonhon Island

     

    • Half-month food rations and essential household items distributed to 5,360 people
  • Basey

     

    •  Rice seed, fertilizer and cash incentives distributed to over 5,300 people
    • More than 6,200 consultations conducted in a field hospital, set up with support from the Norwegian Red Cross
    • Repairs to Basey rural health unit now under way
    • Medical supplies provided to Basey district hospital during the emergency phase
    • Half-month food rations distributed to over 50,000 people
    • 8,000 tarpaulins distributed to more than 23,000 people
    • Essential household items provided to almost 7,000 people
    • Clean drinking water distributed through tankers to affected people, while the community’s water system is repaired
  • Marabut

    • Rice seed, fertilizer and cash incentives distributed to almost 900 people
    • Half-month food rations, tarpaulins and jerry cans distributed to nearly 19,500 people
    • Repairs to Marabut rural health unit now under way
    • Clean drinking water distributed through tankers to affected people the community’s water system is repaired
  • Balangiga

    • Rice seed, fertilizer and cash incentives distributed to nearly 1,600 people
    • Over 2,700 consultations made at basic health-care unit, set up with support from the Finnish Red Cross
    • More than 2,200 outreach consultations made using a mobile clinic
    • Medical supplies provided to Balangiga rural health unit during the emergency phase
    • Food kits distributed to almost 16,000 people
    • Half-month food rations distributed to some 11,000 people
    • Essential household items provided to more than 13,000 people
    • Clean drinking water distributed through tankers to affected people

    * Food kits: rice, oil, sugar, salt, soy sauce, coffee and tins of sardines, plus bath soaps

  • Lawa-an

    • Repairs to Lawaan rural health unit now under way
    • Medical supplies provided to Lawaan rural health unit during the emergency phase
    • Rice seed, fertilizer and cash incentives distributed to nearly 700 people
    • Half-month food rations and essential household items distributed to nearly 10,0000 people
    • Clean drinking water distributed through tankers to affected people
  • Hernani

    • Cash-for-work programme implemented, benefiting more than 1,500 people
    • Food kits distributed to more than 9,500 people
    • Half-month food rations distributed to nearly 6,000 people
    • Essential household items distributed to 9,500 people
    • Hygiene kits and sleeping materials provided to over 5,800 people

    *Food kits: rice, oil, sugar, salt, soy sauce, coffee and tins of sardines, plus bath soaps

  • Quinapundan

     

    • Rice seed, fertilizer and cash incentives distributed to well over 2,000 people
    • Repairs to Quinapundan rural health unit now under way
    • Half-month food rations, tarpaulins and jerry cans distributed to over 11,500 people
    • Clean drinking water distributed through tankers to affected people
  • Llorente

    •  Rice seed, fertilizer and cash incentives distributed to more than 1,000 people
  • McArthur

     

    • Rice seed, fertilizer and cash incentives distributed to over 350 people