Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Project

Sovereign Project | 47333-001

Summary

The project provides $3 million grant under the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) as emergency assistance to the Philippine Government in response to its appeal to the international community to provide humanitarian relief assistance, in the aftermath caused by a Category 5 Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) that made its first landfall in Guiuan municipality in Eastern Samar province on 8 November 2013, and further moved and made subsequent landfalls over Toloso municipality south of Tacloban City in Leyte province, Daanbantayan and Bantayan Island in Cebu province, Concepcion in Iloilo province, the Calamian Group of Islands, and Busuanga in Palawan. Haiyan is the third Category 5 "super typhoon" to hit the Philippines since 2010, and possibly the strongest to ever hit land. United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team described the scale of destruction in Tacloban alone as comparable to the impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

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Project Name Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Project
Project Number 47333-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0369-PHI: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Project
Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The project provides $3 million grant under the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) as emergency assistance to the Philippine Government in response to its appeal to the international community to provide humanitarian relief assistance, in the aftermath caused by a Category 5 Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) that made its first landfall in Guiuan municipality in Eastern Samar province on 8 November 2013, and further moved and made subsequent landfalls over Toloso municipality south of Tacloban City in Leyte province, Daanbantayan and Bantayan Island in Cebu province, Concepcion in Iloilo province, the Calamian Group of Islands, and Busuanga in Palawan. Haiyan is the third Category 5 "super typhoon" to hit the Philippines since 2010, and possibly the strongest to ever hit land. United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team described the scale of destruction in Tacloban alone as comparable to the impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

The detailed situation update issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on 12 November 2013 indicated that over 1,774 people are known to have lost lives, 2,487 are injured and 82 are still missing. Overall, a total of 1,387,446 families (6,937,229 people) have been affected in 7,488 barangays in 39 provinces of nine regions across the Philippines. A total of 582,303 people are currently displaced, with 319,867 persons in 1,135 evacuation centers and 262,436 outside the centers. On 9 November, the Government accepted the offer of international assistance through a letter to the United Nations Resident Coordinator. On 11 November, the Government declared a state of national calamity in order to speed up the relief efforts.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The extent of the damage caused by the disaster is of a scale beyond the existing capacity and resources of the Philippine Government to restore life-saving services to the affected population in a reasonable amount of time. While Government has mobilized its own budgetary resources, there is a need to supplement this with humanitarian assistance to prevent further escalation of knock-on effects from the disaster, such as, shortages in food supply, outbreak of diseases, and increased risk from water borne and vector borne diseases in affected areas. Moreover, with the successive emergencies in the Philippines which began with the outbreak of fighting in Zamboanga City and Basilan on 9 September and the 7.2 magnitude Bohol earthquake on 15 October, the response capacities of government agencies dealing directly with the disaster has been significantly overstretched. To be more effective and timely in the rehabilitation effort, Government''s resources must be augmented by assistance from development partners. Considering these factors and the need to quickly respond to the situation, there is an urgent need to provide support for the restoration of life-preserving services to communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda. The government requested immediate ADB support under the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) on 12 November 2013. Immediate financial assistance from ADB would help alleviate resource constraints faced by the Government. Given the magnitude of the disaster, a financial assistance of $3 million is considered justified.
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Responsible ADB Officer Su Chin Teoh
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Philippines Country Office
Executing Agencies
Department of FinanceDOF Building
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex
Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Nov 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Dec 2013

Grant 0369-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Nov 2013 14 Nov 2013 14 Nov 2013 14 May 2014 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 13 Nov 2013 3.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Nov 2013 3.00 0.00 100%

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