· Female single-headed households and the elderly should be prioritised for immediate shelter assistance.
· Cash-for-work projects are significant to pave way for early recovery and livelihood support.
· 400,000 people need food assistance for relief and recovery for a period of six months.
· Communications with affected communities is important in understanding and improving humanitarian response.And when you download the full report, you'll find that those 400,000 are just the ones most critically affected. A million people have been receiving food assistance since the typhoon hit five weeks ago.
As for health, OCHA says "Reports of suspected measles, acute watery diarrhea, and suspected leptospirosis continue to be verified." But they're hard to confirm because "Telecommunications and accessibility issues continue to hamper disease surveillance."
The Bopha Action Plan to pay for recovery has just $22.4 million out of the $65 million needed altogether.