IN NUMBERS: 3 years after Super Typhoon Yolanda



Published 3:30 PM, November 07, 2016
Updated 3:30 PM, November 07, 2016
Michael Bueza

Three years into recovery and rehabilitation efforts in affected areas, what has happened since?

MANILA, Philippines – Tuesday, November 8, marks 3 years since Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck the Philippines.

One of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded, Yolanda left a trail of destruction in its wake, especially in hardest-hit Eastern Visayas.

Three years into recovery and rehabilitation efforts in affected areas, what has happened since? Let us look at the numbers.

The Aftermath

6,300 killed
28,688 injured
1,062 missing
3,424,593 affected families
16,078,181 affected persons
1,140,332 total number of damaged houses
550,928 totally damaged houses
589,404 partially damaged houses
P95.48 billion total cost of damage
Local Funds and Foreign Aid

P150.03 billion total funding requirement for the Yolanda Reconstruction and Rehabilitation program
P105.42 billion total funds released for Yolanda-related programs and projects since 2013 (as of March 31, 2016)
As of November 2016:

P42.0 billion total foreign aid received (in pesos)
P19.5 billion total foreign outstanding pledges (in pesos)
Housing and Resettlement

As of June 2016:

205,128 housing units targeted for construction by the National Housing Authority (NHA)
25,967 NHA housing units completed
2,287 completed NHA housing units turned over to families
15,498 NHA housing units partially completed
130,568 NHA housing units under construction
33,095 NHA housing units that have yet to be constructed
As of August 15, 2016:

P20.73 billion total funds disbursed under DSWD's Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) program
468,528 beneficiaries with totally damaged houses that received P30,000 under the ESA program
667,429 beneficiaries with partially damaged houses that received P10,000 under the ESA program
(READ: DSWD eyes new guidelines on shelter aid grant to disaster victims)

As of October 7, 2016:

76,057 houses constructed under the Philippine Red Cross' Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program, out of its 80,203 target shelters
Infrastructure

As of March 2016:

101.08 km length of national roads rehabilitated (out of 107.60 km)
1,734.44 linear m length of national bridges rehabilitated (out of 1,852.53 linear m)
93 flood control structures rehabilitated (out of 110)
36 airport facilities rehabilitated (out of 38)
23 seaport facilities rehabilitated (out of 57)
93 national and communal irrigation systems restored (out of 207)
1,316 newly-constructed classrooms (out of 2,313)
6,834 rehabilitated classrooms (out of 17,335)
603 completed projects in state colleges and universities (out of 719)
As of September 2016:

2,603 municipal and barangay facility rehabilitation projects completed
1,912 pending or ongoing local rehabilitation projects by the DILG
Livelihood and Employment

As of March 2016:

49,932 fishing boats repaired/replaced (out of 54,825)
76,805 sets of fishing gear and paraphernalia provided (exceeding target of 68,636)
20,975 sets of farm tools distributed (out of 23,704)
138 tractors and other machineries provided (out of 176)
102,473 bags of rice and corn seeds distributed (out of 109,708)
51,964 hectares of coconut areas replanted (out of 100,000)
71,388 hectares of areas with coconut intercropping (out of 282,000)
4,397 livelihood starter kits distributed (out of 16,500)
133,534 livelihood assistance and cash-for-building-livelihood assistance (CBLA) beneficiaries (out of 360,437)
295 entrepreneurship trainings conducted (out of 364)
40,022 skills and livelihood trainings conducted (out of 48,733)
As of October 7, 2016:

62,670 households provided livelihood assistance under the Philippine Red Cross' Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program, out of its target of 63,378
Preliminary data in Eastern Visayas as of April 2016:

94.1% employment rate
63.9% labor force participation rate
5.9% unemployment rate
29.6% underemployment rate
Others

901,727 domestic tourist arrivals in Eastern Visayas in 2015
39,132 foreign tourist arrivals in Eastern Visayas in 2015
P8.08 billion total amount of tourist receipts in Eastern Visayas in 2015
159,932 domestic tourist arrivals in Eastern Visayas in Q2 2016 (preliminary data)
4,252 foreign tourist arrivals in Eastern Visayas in Q2 2016 (preliminary data)
P1.44 billion total amount of tourist receipts in Eastern Visayas in Q2 2016 (preliminary data)
– Rappler.com

Sources: National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Budget and Management, Department of the Interior and Local Government - Office of Project Development Services, Department of Social Welfare and Development, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Philippine Red Cross, NEDA Region VIII, various news reports

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