Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) via ReliefWeb (as of November 19, 2013)
- Over 13.2 million people are affected by Typhoon Haiyan, of whom over 4.4 million people are displaced from their homes, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
- Phone networks have been restored in 85 per cent of 419 municipalities in the three worst-affected regions of Central, Eastern and Western Visayas. Electricity is improving but remains unavailable in some areas of Eastern Visayas region.
- Infrastructure damage is severe. Over 1 million houses are damaged or destroyed. An initial rapid assessment estimates that 80 to 90 per cent of schools in Aklan, Capiz and Iloilo provinces in Western Visayas are damaged or destroyed.
- All municipalities in Leyte province are now accessible. In addition, 146 roads have been repaired and cleared of debris in MIMAROPA, Bicol and Eastern, Central and Western Visayas regions.
Advisory from the Commision on Filipinos Overseas (CFO)
- The Official Gazette has been collating government advisories and updates on the #YolandaPH page: http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/updates-typhoon-yolanda/. Here's a video to help you navigate the page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Diyc8duAyI8. CFO is regularly posting updates on their Twitter accounts (@govph and @pcdspo), and publishing photos, infographics and other updates on a regular basis on their Facebook page.
- CFO has published a comprehensive list of updates for Western Samar, Eastern Samar, and Leyte, as much as possible down to the barangay level. The information is categorized according to seven categories: power, communications, shelter, medical, food and water, infrastructure and transportation, and peace and order. Please click here to view the matrix: http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/updates-typhoon-yolanda/lgu-status-samar-leyte/.
- The DFA has prepared a matrix of international assistance, which shows the nation, type of assistance, means by which the assistance was given, etc. This is updated daily: http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/updates-typhoon-yolanda/international-assistance/.
- In addition, a search function has been added to the NDRRMC's official running list of casualties, injured survivors, and missing persons: http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/updates-typhoon-yolanda/casualties/.
- The consolidated NDRMMC reports are updated once daily for easy reference. Bulletins are now published from the field in Tacloban.