Tacloban City, one of the areas worst affected by Typhoon Haiyan, was left in ruins.
More than 673, 000 people were displaced across the affected region. Many sought refuge in temporary evacuation centres. ‘A mother and her child shelter in an evacuation centre that has been set up inside a church.’
In response to the emergency UNICEF provided critical supplies for people in affected areas. These supplies included; clean water and sanitation kits, and health supplies.
Hygiene kits for families of up to six people, provided essentials such as soap and toothpaste. ‘Tacloban- A mother, holding her new born daughter, receives a UNICEF hygiene kit.’
Water sources were rehabilitated to provide access to clean drinking water, as much of the infrastructure was damaged by the typhoon.
Child friendly spaces have been established in the affected areas. These spaces are essential in providing safe spaces for children to gather and play, and help children return to sense of a normalcy in the aftermath of a serious disaster.
Bo ‘Children have fun playing volleyball outside a UNICEF tent set up as a child-friendly space in Tanauan.’
Temporary schools have been set up in tents to allow children to return to school. UNICEF has supported the re-establishment of education by providing tents, water and sanitation facilities, learning materials and training for teachers to provide psychosocial support to their students.
6 year old Byron, proudly displays his new school book. He is one of thousands of children now able to return to school assisted by UNICEF with learning materials and school water and sanitation.
The progress made in responding to typhoon Haiyan would not be possible without the resilience of the Filipino people, and the generosity of donors. Thank you!
This powerpoint was created by AkaneSandom and Jacqui Southey, Child Rights Education, UNICEF NZ. Our full range of Global Education Resources can be accessed on our website, https://www.unicef.org.nz/Teacher-Resources