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ACT Alliance Appeal Revision 2 for Typhoon Haiyan response, Philippines

Source: ACT Alliance - Switzerland - Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:35 GMT
Author: Elisabeth Gouel
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Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan Response - PHL131 Revision 2

Appeal Target: US${esc.dollar}25,114,557
Balance Requested: US${esc.dollar}6,805,844


Geneva, 18 August 2014

Revision 2 was originally issued on 18 August, 2014. It is corrected and re issued again today, 3rd September, 2014. The only changers made are on page 2, TABLE 3: SUMMARY OF APPEAL REQUIREMENTS. Here, the ICCO cooperation budget has been increased to $7.15 million. As a result, they are seeking a further $2.4 million from the alliance, to fully fund their requirement.


In the early morning of 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda), made landfall in the eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. With winds up to 250 kph sweeping through the region, accompanied by a storm surge of up to 5m, the typhoon caused wide spread damage and losses. Its impact was felt from provinces of Batangas and Cavite in the north as far as Surigao del Sur Province, Mindanao in the south.

Government  data as of April 2014 reports estimate that 14.1 million people were affected, including 6,300 casualties and hundreds more missing, 4 million displaced and about 1 million houses destroyed or damaged across 600 municipalities and 44 provinces in 9 regions of the country.

The ACT Alliance members launched their Relief and Rehabilitation response through the ACT Appeal issued in November 2013.  The next months’ focus remained on distribution of relief goods while also providing early recovery support through livelihoods restoration, WASH, unconditional cash transfer and provision of semi-permanent shelters alongside providing psychosocial care with optimal integration of quality & accountability measures.

As of April/May the ACT response has transitioned to early recovery and rehabilitation. Several consultation meetings were conducted in the target communities to identify the context and needs as well as possible gaps in the delivery of services of other humanitarian actors present in the area. Revision 1, issued 28 May 2014, reflected changes based on the community consultation process and after taking stock of realities on the ground.  The first revision reflected the amended response of Christian Aid, LWR, NCA and NCCP and focussed on the sectors of permanent shelter, albeit with significant downscaling, shelter repairing, semi-permanent shelter kits, DRR inclusive of capacity building and construction of cyclone shelters, WASH and livelihood restoration with strong mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues including quality & accountability, psychosocial care and LRRD.

Revision 2 reflects the revised ICCO response focussing on food security and nutrition, NFIs, shelter, livelihood, DDR and capacity building.

For the full appeal document, please click here.

 

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