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Update as of 6 December 2013

UNDP Results: Typhoon Haiyan Early Recovery

Dec 6, 2013

In the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP and its partners launched an early recovery programme, which began with emergency employment cash-for-work in debris and waste removal in the most affected areas.

One month after the storm, many of the main streets are cleared, which allows the relief to reach those who need it, and kick start the recovery and rebuilding process.

UNDP’s recovery programme will aim to help build back stronger, more resilient and thriving communities able to withstand future super storms.


  • UNDP is currently operating cash-for-work projects in Tacloban, Palo and Guiuan. As of 6 December, UNDP is employing 405 workers;
  • Debris clearing operations are taking place in five hospitals, four villages and two schools;
  • Tacloban City has resumed garbage collection with help from UNDP and other partners;
  • Of the US$ 46 million early recovery plan, US$ 12 million is funded. UNDP is seeking another US$ 34 million.

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