Typhoon Yolanda was the twenty fourth tropical cyclone that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in 2013. As of March 2014, a total of 6,268 fatalities, 28,698 injured, and 1,061 missing were reported. It was the deadliest tropical cyclone that hit the Philippines since Typhoon Uring in 1991. Farmers, fishers, and informal sector workers were the most affected, and the typhoon destroyed many of their livelihoods.
This PDNA aims to assess the damage, losses, and needs for recovery in key social, infrastructure, and productive sectors as a result of typhoon Yolanda. The PDNA also examines the typhoon’s impact on labor, poverty, and food security, and covers issues concerning gender and the environment (forestry, ecosystems). A recovery strategy to be implemented in the short-term and long-term is included. In the final section, policy recommendations compiled from various regional reports are also provided.