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    Super Typhoon Haiyan

    WFP Response

    Food Assistance

     During its February cycle, WFP is progressively

    phasing down its general food distribution and

    moving towards assisting vulnerable population

    groups in rehabilitating communal assets through

    either Food for Assets/ Cash for Assets (FFA /CFA).

    Potential activities currently under consideration

    include reforestation, nursery establishment/

    rehabilitation, the clearing of debris on agricultural

    land etc.

     At the close of the January cycle and since the

    start of operations, WFP has reached 2,9 million

    unique beneficiaries. This figure includes those who

    have received different types of WFP assistance,

    i.e. general food distribution nutrition and cash

    over the last three months.


     Due to the late arrival of nutrition products,

    Blanket Supplementary Feeding distributions are

    set to finalize at the end of February. After which,

    WFP will fully transition towards the provision of a

    Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme

    (TSFP) and the distribution of micro-nutrient

    powders. In preparation for March, NGO and PHO

    nutrition partners have now been trained in the

    expected implementation model and reporting

    requirements for TSFP.

     A SMART survey (Standardized Monitoring and

    Assessment of Relief aid Transitions) is ongoing,

    with results expected in mid-March. Survey Team

    leaders have been trained to refer any children or

    Pregnant/ Lactating Women with signs of acute

    malnutrition to health centres for treatment.


     WFP is aiming to cover between 25,000-30,000

    households in Eastern Visayas (mostly focusing in

    Eastern Samar) for the period between March- May

    2014, with conditional FFA/ CFA interventions.

    Currently, a Seasonal Livelihood Programming tool

    is being completed by partners to identify

    complementarities and potential partnerships.

    Food Assistance

    US$88 million

    Food Security and Agricul-

    ture Cluster US$1.7 million

    Logistics /Emergency

    Telecommunications (ETC)

    US$25 million

    Philippines: Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Photo credit: WFP/Anthony Lim


     UNHAS regular operations were closed on

    15 February, having executed 224 flights,

    transporting 3,148 passengers and carry-

    ing 12.3 mt of cargo, in the service of 82

    humanitarian partners. An ad hoc charter

    agreement remains in place in the event of

    medical evacuation or other needs.

     A communication plan is underway using

    flyers, banners and radio messaging to in-

    form communities and beneficiaries about

    WFP’s strategy shifting from emergency

    relief to recovery and livelihood support


  • Logistics

     As of 13 February and since the start of the

    operation, WFP has dispatched a total of

    30,716 mt of food, including 30,067 mt of

    rice, 126 mt of specialized nutrition products

    and 523 mt of High-Energy Biscuits (HEBs).

    Clusters Food Security and Agriculture Cluster

     With the support of FAO, FSAC has

    increased its technical guidance and support

    to cluster members and Government

    agencies planning interventions in the

    fisheries and agriculture sectors, with

    special focus on coconut farmers. FSAC is

    recommending that coconut farmers be

    supported through a sequencing of key

    activities: clearing of debris on farms

    through cash for work, cash transfers for

    replanting coconut trees and the provision

    of vegetable, tuber and fruit seeds for

    intercropping or livestock rearing.

     In January, FSAC partners had reached

    1,663,985 beneficiaries (WFP representing

    80 percent) with general food distributions;

    some 865,960 of this figure were also

    targeted through cash distributions (of

    which WFP represented 54 percent). Since

    December 2013, around 63,328 farmers

    have received seed input support.

    Logistics Cluster

     As of 15 February 2014, the Logistics

    Cluster had dispatched a total of 41,144 m3/

    25,603 mt. Of this: 11,811 m3/5,098 mt

    was dispatched by sea; 29,333 m3/20,505

    mt by road. The Cluster has also stored a

    total of 11,342 m3/ 3,691 mt for 29

    humanitarian organizations, since the start

    of operations.

     As part of its progressive phase out, focus is

    being placed on providing information on

    existing capacity, through infrastructure and

    logistics assessments, which would enable

    partners to better access the local market

    for their logistical needs. In addition the

    Cluster is providing operational training to

    enhance capacity building and local

    knowledge transfer.

    Emergency Telecommunications Cluster


     In Guiuan, WFP and the inter-agency

    community are hosted in the premises of the

    Eastern Samar State University. ETC has

    helped renovate the buildings and installed

    lighting in the classrooms above the WFP

    office so students can continue their studies.

     Local internet service providers (ISPs) are

    recovering from the typhoon and restoring

    connectivity. In those areas with reliable local

    connectivity, ETC has migrated users to

    commercial providers.


     WFP is partnering with the provincial health

    offices (PHOs) of Cebu and Antique for the

    implementation of the targeted

    supplementary feeding programme (TSFP).

    Partnership with PHO Capiz for TSFP is

    planned but still under discussion.

    Resourcing Update  WFP has received contributions from the

    following Governments to date: Australia,

    Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Denmark,

    Estonia, European Commission, Finland,

    Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,

    Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg,

    Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Republic

    of Korea, the Russian Federation, Spain,

    Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and

    United States and the UN CERF Fund.

    Additionally, millions of dollars have been

    received from generous private donations.

    Contacts WFP Philippines Cornelia Pätz

    Food Security and Agriculture Cluster

    Bernard Mrewa

    Logistics Cluster Ali Awan

    Emergency Telecommunications Cluster

    Adam Ashcroft

    Country: Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Response

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    WFP Philippines: Super Typhoon Haiyan Response





    of people



    (in US$)



    (in US$)

    6 month



    People Assisted

    Planned (current

    distribution cycle)

    Reached* (current

    distribution cycle)



    (EMOP 200631)

    Dec 2013–

    May 2014 2.5 million US$88,194,453 US$66,086,791 25% 1.4 million 1.3 million



    (SO 200595)

    Nov 2013-

    May 2014 N/A US$25,050,639 US$24,151,722 4% N/A N/A



    (SO 200633)

    Nov 2013-

    May 2014 N/A US$1,745,255 US$539,237 69% N/A N/A

    *January 2014.

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