Unlad Kabayan     

Unlad Kabayan Migrant Services Foundation, Inc.

Initial Report: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Official Report

  • Haiyan affected: 16 million people or 3.4 million families
  • Displaced individuals: 4.09 million
  • IDPs : 100,000 in 381 evacuation centers of DSWD
  • Death count: 6,190
  • Missing: 1,785
  • Injured: 28,626

Damage


  • Destroyed homes: 550,928
  • Partially damaged: 589,404
  • Agriculture & fisheries:
    • 16.1 million coconut trees were uprooted or sheared
    • Fishing boats destroyed and damaged

Relief operations through Unlad Kabayan

Local partner: Save Ormoc Bay Alliance (SOBA)

Areas:

  • Relief agencies were concentrated in Eastern Leyte (Tacloban, Palo, Tolosa, Alang-alang) and Eastern Samar (Guian, Mercedes, Salcedo, Basey). Ormoc City in western Leyte was likewise well covered.
  • Relief assistance through Unlad Kabayan focused on underserved barangays in the following municipalities:
    • Isabel:  Brgy: San Francisco and Bantigue
    • Palompon:  Brgy. Buenavista
    • Albuera:  Brgy: Tabgas, Balugo and Damulaan

Impact

Isabel

Albuera

Total

Affected Families

13,357

11,565

24 ,922

Deaths

7

8

         15

Injured

236

178

       414

Missing

0

0

           0

Families in evacuation centers

0

0

           0

Shelter -homeless

9,263

11,565

 20,328

  Total damage

4,152

10,565

 14,217

  Partial damage

5,111

1,000

   6,111

Priority for shelter assistance

3,518

 

 

Damage to Livelihood/infrastructure

 

P437.3M

90%

Relief assistance:

  • Municipal government (DSWD); private sector (Rotary Club, PASAR Mining & SDA church), Foreign agencies (Swiss, Canadian) distributed food items and some tarpaulins and GI sheets mostly in the town centers.


  • Relief packages given out on December 24, 2013:
    • 50 Women's Pack: Malong/Sarong, First Aid, bars of bath & laundry soap,
    • 100 children's Christmas packs
    • Certificates (with agreement) for housing assistance
  • Housing: initial 32 families
    • Criteria:
      • Poorest of the poor
      • Totally destroyed homes
      • Woman headed household
      • Families with:
        • Pregnant woman
        • Lactating mothers with newly born infants
        • Elderly women
        • 5 or more young girls
    • 2 Sets of Carpentry tools for rebuilding houses (Isabel & Palompon- 1 set and Albuera-1 set)
      • Chainsaw
      • Handsaw
      • Hammer
      • Chisel
      • Inclined plane
      • Metal cutter
      • Metal tape measure
    • For each family
      • 1 coconut tree
      • 200 pieces Pawod (Nipa palm shingles) roofing
      • 40 pieces amakan (woven bamboo) walling
      • 1 plain sheet roofing
      • Kg. Nails and uway (local vine for tying)
    • Gasoline and oil
    • Labor cost for chainsaw operator
  • Beneficiaries counterpart
    • 2-3 coconut trees (depending on size of house)
    • Bayanihan (Collective labor) in house construction
  • Leveraged from municipal government unit (MGU) and private sector
    • Vehicle, gasoline and driver to transport materials (MGU)
    • Toilet bowls and cement (PASAR mining & PhilPhos fertilizer only for Isabel)
  • Use of chainsaw for coco lumber and to clear fallen trees for other 2nd priority families
Other information
  • For relief work – One local coordinator (SOBA Chairperson and 2 local teams were organized (2 women and 1 man each in Isabel & Albuera)
  • Completion of house construction by January 28, 2014 – maybe delayed due to rains brought by Tropical Depression Agaton.
  • Chainsaw is rented out and proceeds is used to augment other housing material needs
  • Women's associations were organized in Isabel (28 members) and Albuera (30 members)