Haiyan Typhoon Philippines Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation
On the 8th of November 2013, typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) made landfall in the Philippines. The typhoon left around 4 million people homeless, and killed another 6,000. People living in the Philippines already suffered high levels of poverty. Following the typhoon, a large global-scale emergency (L3) was declared. A Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) was deployed to the Philippines, where they drafted an initial Humanitarian Action Plan. On the 10th of December, a Strategic Response Plan (SRP) covering 12 months was released, which provided direction for the rest of the response. The overall goal of the SRP was that communities and local governments recovered from the disaster, built back safer and avoided relapses, while strengthening resilience. The SRP was intended to be a 12-month plan, but largely in response to the Government of the Philippines’ announcement of the end of the humanitarian phase of the Haiyan response, the HCT took a decision to close the SRP on 31 August 2014. By the time of its closure, $468 million had been received against the plan, making it 60.2% covered.
The final evaluation report of the Haiyan response in the Philippines was issued in October 2014.