• Crisis briefing
  • 19 October 2016

Typhoon, the Philippines

On 19 October 2016 we responded to a funding alert in response to Typhoon Haima (Lawin) in the Philippines.

Typhoon Haima (Lawin) has affected the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon. Around 250 municipalities experienced gales and landslides that destroyed tens of thousands of homes and killed at least 8 people. The ground in these areas is already saturated by the rain from Typhoon Sarika. There are at least 2.7 million people affected according to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$16 million of humanitarian assistance to the Philippines since the start of 2016.

Read our full analysis of the current funding situation.

Accompanying data is available in Excel and Open Document.


The GHA Programme is partnering with the START network to help to inform its funding allocation decisions. The START network is a consortium of British-based humanitarian INGOs, which has recently launched its own fund to help fill funding gaps and enable rapid response to under-reported crises where need is great.

When the START members issue a funding alert, we produce (within 12 hours) a rapid overview of the humanitarian funding picture – recent funding, an overview of appeals and funds, and analysis of donor trends. The analysis is targeted not only at the START network but also to a wider set of stakeholders engaged in these crises – including donors, humanitarian organisations, analysts, advocates and citizens.