CRS staffer Ross Tomlinson, in tan CRS vest, hands out plastic tarps during a CRS and Caritas Norway distribution in the town of Palo, on the east side of the island of Leyte in central Philippines. Photo by Jim Stipe/CRS
Thousands of tarps for emergency shelters have already been distributed in Palo, Ormoc, Tolosa on the island of Leyte.
Additionally, hundreds of water and sanitation kits have been assembled in Palo and will be distributed tomorrow.
The first water bladder was installed in Bislig, Tanauan. It serves an evacuation center and nearby community. Regular water supplies are trucked in from Palo, where the municipal water source has been restored.
Six gas stations are open and functioning in Tacloban with fuel pricing at pre-disaster level.
The number of estimated damaged shelters has increased significantly to nearly 1.1 million; with around 537,000 destroyed.
The official death toll from National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Committee has increased to 5,209 with 1,611 recorded as missing.