Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest typhoons ever to make landfall, struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013. Over 6,200 people died. More than 14 million people were affected. 4.1 million people were displaced and 1.1 million homes were damaged or destroyed. Livelihoods and businesses were wiped out.
The UK provided £77 million of humanitarian assistance, led by the Department for International Development (DFID). The UK government was the largest single donor responsible for 16% of the total emergency assistance provided.
This rapid review was designed to provide timely feedback on the appropriateness and effectiveness of the UK government’s response. While not a comprehensive assessment, this review draws out key messages from observations and interactions with intended beneficiaries and humanitarian actors to promote learning by DFID and its partners.
Overall, we awarded a green score and made three recommendations.