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The Philippines

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Annually, an average of 22 tropical cyclones enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility, of which about 6 to 7 cause significant damage.

Highlights Last Updated: 16 Jun 2022

  • Tropical Storm Megi/Agaton struck in April 2022 across many of the same areas affected by TY Rai/Odette, causing floods and landslides.
  • Health human resources are overstretched due to competing priorities, including controlling the spread of COVID-19. Dengue cases are also rising in both Southern Leyte and Caraga.
  • Food remains to be the need of families living within evacuation centers. Support on food and nutrition of IDPs reportedly declined as efforts transition towards early recovery.
  • OCHA is preparing a handover/exit strategy to ensure coordination of continuing response beyond the lifespan of the Humanitarian Needs and Priorities (HNP) plan ending 30 June.
  • As of May, the humanitarian response under the HNP is 46 per cent funded. Nevertheless, funding remains a key constraint as communities transition to early recovery.
Typhoon Rai (Odette) Revised Humanitarian Needs and Priorities

Key figures

Philippines: Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) - Humanitarian Needs and Priorities 2022

HRPs are the result of OCHA’s work with humanitarian partners around the world to identify the most critical humanitarian needs, plan responses and determine the budgets needed to address them. Requirements for this year are outlined below.

Total Requirement

$168.9 million

Funding to date

$61.7 million

Funding gap

$107.2 million

Top 5 Donors

United States of America $20.9 million (33.9%)
Japan $14.5 million (23.6%)
Central Emergency Response Fund $13.6 million (22.1%)
Canada $3 million (4.8%)
Philippines $2.1 million (3.3%)

Top Funded Sectors

Food Security and Agriculture $17.6 million
Protection $4.9 million
WASH $4.3 million
Logistics $3.5 million
Health $3.4 million

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