Typhoon Haima Philippines - November 2016
Typhoon Haima - Philippines
Humanitarian assistance provided:
Increase access to essential shelter and improved living conditions
Typhoon Haima hits the Philippines
Super Typhoon Haima, locally known as Lawin, struck the northernmost parts of the Philippines in October 2016. Extremely strong winds of 225 km/h, gusting to 315 km/h, and torrential rain caused flooding and landslides in many areas within the affected regions. Early estimates showed at least 15 people have died, more than 380,000 persons were affected and approximately 14,000 homes were damaged.
It’s estimated that close to 160,000 were displaced, approximately half of whom are women and girls. Close to 60 evacuation centres sheltered approximately 5,500 people. However, it’s estimated that more than 40,000 people are homeless and unable to find shelter. More than 90,000 families require support in rebuilding their houses. In Cagayan Province, on the northeastern-most edge of the Philippines, estimates show 80% of the houses were damaged by flash floods.
Proposed Humanitarian Response
Increased access to essential shelter and improved living conditions for affected households that meet immediate life-saving needs of men, women, boys, and girls.
Distribution of Funds
Global Affairs Canada $262,500
Humanitarian Coalition $35,000
Care Canada $52,500