Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.60 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.1.70 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.3.00 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.40 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.1.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
Philippines: Typhoon Phanfone
A Category 2 typhoon, Phanfone (‘Ursula’ in the Philippines), made landfall on 23 December 2019 primarily hitting regions V, VI, VII, VIII, XIII, and MIMAROPA, affecting more than 2.85 million people. Typhoon Phanfone has caused significant economic damage to agriculture and infrastructure, including schools, and more than 513,600 homes (63,300 destroyed, 450,300 damaged) across the six regions. More than 90% of the destruction has been recorded in two regions, VI (Western Visayas) and VIII (Eastern Visayas). More than half of the total affected population are in Region VIII, which was heavily hit by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. ?
The national government is leading the response, in conjunction with the Philippine Red Cross and other governmental departments. As of 6 January, the number of displaced people is estimated around 133,000, at least 71,000 of whom are within emergency shelters, primarily in Region VIII. Initial assessments indicate that primary needs of the affected population include food, WASH, and shelter. Significant damage to WASH infrastructure has been reported, leading to health risks for those in affected areas.?
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.
WASH: sanitation facilities have been destroyed, leading to an increased risk of water contamination and unhygenic conditions. ?
Shelter: Due to the high number (+500,00) of homes that have been damaged or destroyed there is a need for shelter.?
Health: Due to the impact of the typhoon on sanitation facillities there is a heightened risk of water contamination, which may lead to increased health risks. 32 health facilities have also been reported as damaged in MIMAROPA, VII, and VIII. It is unclear whether they are operational. ?