• Crisis Severity ?
    2.6
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    1.7
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    3.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.4
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Overview

09/01/2020

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.?

Latest Developments

09/01/2020

No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.

Key Priorities

09/01/2020

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. ?