Philippines Update: Displaced People Returning as Tarp Distribution Continues

CRS staffer Susie Connelly (left, in gray shirt) pauses to play with a baby during an emergency shelter distribution in the village of Esperanza, outside of Ormac City.   (Jim Stipe/CRS)

CRS staffer Susie Connelly (left, in gray shirt) pauses to play with a baby during an emergency shelter distribution in the village of Esperanza, outside of Ormac City. (Jim Stipe/CRS)

The number of displaced people has decreased as many have returned to their land to rebuild a temporary shelter next to their damaged home, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The number of estimated damaged houses has increased significantly over an earlier estimate of 1.1 million. Around 556,000 of those houses were completely destroyed. Access to clean water and sanitation facilities remain a concern.

donate-nowTo meet those needs, CRS has distributed nearly 10,000 tarps in three municipalities and plans to distribute tens of thousands more. Volunteers have assembled over 1,000 hygiene kits and water supplies have recently been established in Tanauan.

Debris clearance on the major routes along the eastern coast of Eastern Leyte (south from Tacloban) continues to improved access. Side roads and interior areas remain difficult to access.

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  1. Myrna Saria says:

    On 11/21/13, I donated $200.00 for the victims of tyhohoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Please send me a receipt via e-mail acknowledging my donation. A copy of this receipt will be given to my husband’s employer who will match our donation. He was given only till December 4 for them to match our donation. Your timely response is greatly appreciated.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND HELP to all the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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