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UNFPA Philippines - Typhoon Odette (Rai) Situation Report #7

Situation Report 07: Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) - 30 April 2022

Situation Report

More than four months since Super Typhoon Rai (local name Odette) ravaged the Philippines on December 16 2021, its devastation is still apparent in the country’s 11 regions with Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Island, Southern Leyte, Bohol, and Cebu being the most affected. Strong winds and torrential rain severely affected over 11 million people, damaging over 2 million homes,4 and initially displacing over 600,000 individuals.5 The storm hit weeks before the January surge in COVID-19 cases, amplifying the needs on the ground and complicating response efforts of humanitarian actors.

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Situation Report 06: Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) - 31 March 2022

Situation Report

Despite the efforts and progress made, many survivors await permanent relocation. The need for a durable solution for millions of people whose homes were damaged or destroyed is critical. The national Government deactivated the Emergency Operation Center (including at regional levels) on February 21, 2022,2 signaling the move towards early recovery, and yet, the need for basic services remains high for those in significantly affected locations.  

In the recent visit of UNFPA's Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to Southern Leyte, she reaffirmed growing concerns about multiple risks faced by millions of vulnerable people and the need to be continuously responsive to reproductive health and rights, protection, and gender-sensitive needs of women and girls.  

In the wake of COVID-19, however, the provision of routine and essential care, vaccinations, and infection prevention and control have left health care workers overstretched; there are currently insufficient human resources to respond to all needs particularly in remote areas, due to these competing priorities. 

Only 33.5% of the required funding was mobilized1 for the Typhoon Odette response. There is an urgent need for collective action on maternal health and protection interventions to ensure that the multiple vulnerabilities faced by women and adolescents are urgently addressed.

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UNFPA Philippines - Typhoon Odette (Rai) Response Snapshot

UNFPA Philippines - Typhoon Odette (Rai) Response Snapshot

Fact Sheet

UNFPA Philippines is responding to the needs of the most affected communities affected by Typhoon Odette (Rai) that struck the Philippines in December 16, 2021. Here's a overview of the response as of February 25, 2022. 

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Gender & Inclusion Assessment (GIA) of the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vulnerable Women and Girls

Publication

UNFPA Philippines, together with 23 diverse organizations, gathered qualitative and quantitative evidence from nearly 1000 respondents’ interviews. The findings of the Gender & Inclusion Assessment (GIA) of the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Vulnerable Women and Girls indicate that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the situation of many women and girls across vulnerable subgroups.

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UNFPA Philippines 2020 Mid-Year Report

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UNFPA Philippines 2020 Mid-Year Report

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UNFPA Philippines Quarterly Progress Report - 2020/Q1

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UNFPA Philippines Quarterly Progress Report - 2020/Q1

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UNFPA Policy Brief: Bayanihan to Heal As One Act (COVID-19 Response)

Technical Reports and Document

As in most crises, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted access to critical sexual and reproductive health services and hampered authorities’ ability to respond to gender-based violence, at a time when women and girls need these services the most. As the Philippines responds to this unprecedented health crisis at a global scale, it is imperative for the country not to overlook the unique needs of women and adolescent girls during the COVID-19 outbreak, either evident or hidden.

 

 

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#GirlsNotBrides: Ending Child Marriage in the Philippines

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UNFPA Philippines Policy Brief on Ending Child Marriage in the Philippines

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#GirlsNotMoms: Eliminating Teenage Pregnancy in the Philippines

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UNFPA Philippines Policy Brief on Teenage Pregnancy in the Philippines

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The State of World Population 2019

Annual Report

Despite remarkable achievements in the past five decades, much more must be done to break the barriers that prevent women, men and couples from fully exercising their reproductive rights and choices, says new UNFPA report released today

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