Tropical Storm Sendong Lessons Learned

In the city of Tacloban, resources were stretched thin due to multiple typhoons in 2012 and 2013. UNICEF led negotiations with the military to fill resources gaps, conducted basic vector control and disseminated key messages over the radio. UNICEF worked with the national government in the Philippines to build local capacity by stockpiling hygiene and non-food items, evaluating areas of service coverage and addressing vulnerabilities to build resilience. UNICEF work on building up community involvement which eased tensions and overcame cultural challenges. In addition, UNICEF partnered with other agencies to standardise cluster agreements so that allow for more immediate action and allow for rapid assessment.

PHILIPPINES WASH CLUSTER (2012): Tropical Storm Sendong Lessons Learned. Manila: Philippines WASH Cluster URL [Accessed: 12.12.2017]