Via ReliefWeb, OCHA has published Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 31 (as of 10 January 2014). The highlights:
· Across affected areas, local markets are returning to normal, and Government and humanitarian partners are expanding cash-transfer programmes to give local communities better access to food and other essential items.
· A pilot project in Capiz Province is salvaging fallen coconut trees and providing timber for Shelter Cluster partners.
· Shelter continues to be a major concern across affected areas, hampered by a serious funding shortage.
· Priorities are shifting towards self-recovery support, i.e. providing families with the tools, building-and-roofing materials and know-how to repair their homes.
· The current level of funding has allowed for the distribution of self-recovery shelter kits for 175,000 people (35,000 households), but this is less than 3 per cent of the target.
· The Education Cluster is updating the number of reopened schools and registered students.
Just two months after Haiyan/Yolanda, and the world is already down with a bad case of donor fatigue: "pilot" projects, "self-recovery," and even that for less than 3 per cent of what's needed.