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Typhoon Rai Odette 2021


2022-06 Factsheet - Typhoon Rai Odette 2021

June 2022
SC Philippines / 2022


Super Typhoon Rai, (local name Odette) which struck the Philippines on 16 and 17 December, was 2021’s second-deadliest disaster following the Haiti earthquake. The storm swept through 11 of the country’s 17 regions, leaving a swathe of destruction. It caused 405 deaths, affected 12 million people, and damaged 2.1 million houses.


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As of 24 June 2022, the total 3,210, 565 families (12,014,455 individuals) were affected by Typhoon Odette. The total number of damaged houses is 2,112,545, of which 404,685 are totally damaged and 1,708,860 are partially damaged in Regions VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, MIMAROPA and Caraga.

There 264 families ( 974 persons) temporarily staying with their relatives and/or friends in Regions VI and VIII,  and there are 643  families (2,377 persosn) currently taking temporary shelter in 81 evacuation centers in Regions VI, VII, VIII, MIMAROPA, and Caraga

Families need:

  • Household items support to sleep, cook and begin their work of self-recovery
  • Improve their home/shelter/enclosure
  • Settlement improvement though community/neighborhood interventions
  • Support / awareness in house / land / property issues


A total of 211,756 households is being targeted by Shelter Cluster partners by completed, current and planned activities, where one household might receive multiple forms of support. Most households are located in Surigao del Norte (77,902), followed by Bohol (37,489), Southern Leyte (25,432), Cebu (25,227) and Dinagat Islands (17,053).

  • Household items support to sleep, cook and begin their work of self-recovery

As of 27 April 2022, 65,901 families were supported by improving the domestic life, through the distribution of 25,397 kitchen items, 54,538 sleeping kits and 23,009 lighting items. Another 3,807 sleeping kits, and 500 lighting items are being or are planned to be distributed, supporting an additional 5,679 households.

  • Improvement of home/shelter/enclosure

As of 27 April 2022, Shelter Cluster partners have supported 146,292 families with improving the building enclosure of their shelter or home, with an additional 36,952 households still ongoing or planned to be assisted. This is done by distributing 81,669 single tarpaulin sheets, 33,322 shelter tool kits, and 39,989 packages of other building materials. Another 1665 tarpaulins, 15,389 tool kits and 169,788 packages of building materials and labor support are in the pipeline to be distributed (more is expected as some activities in the pipeline have no detail yet). In addition, a new shelter cluster partner has just indicated to have an operational expansion in Southern Leyte, with plans to do distribution of Shelter Repair Kits and Building materials.

  • Improvement community resilience

345 households are reached with activities improving the Community Resilience, such as trainings. More activities are in a pipeline, but number of households targeted are not yet specified.

Gaps / challenges

  • While the Shelter assistance has exceed the HNP targets of number beneficiaries reached (198% against target), however less than half of household beneficiary (90,801) received either the reconstruction package, building materials or labor support.  There still noted huge funding gaps relation to early and mid-term recovery. Shelter Cluster will be contributing to advocacy note to support resource mobilization efforts of the partners. In support the Recovery Strategy being developed by UNDP, the Shelter Cluster will be advocacy for $25 Million USD funds for shelter reconstruction and recovery activities for 35,000 HH (8.65%) of the totally damaged households.
  • Lack of options for the beneficiaries living in non-build zone areas causing issues with House, Land and Property matters. Due to the complexity of the issue, the overlapping of authority from various government bodies, solution setting, directions and guidance from various governing officials has also been challenging. There is caused delays in the processes to trying to identify sheltering solutions for these beneficiaries at field level.
  • In select communities, families living in no build zones continuously face discrimination from receiving humanitarian assistance. Due to impending change of National Government leadership and appointment of Cabinet Secretaries, the national roll out of the advocacy note on House, Land and Property for No Build Zone is further delayed. While both Shelter Cluster and Protection Cluster has been advocating for the inclusion of the families living in the No Build Zones to the humanitarian assistance distribution, particularly shelter assistance, there is limited enforcement and impact to the advocacy since the advocacy does not have yet the endorsement from the Government Shelter Cluster Group or from any Cabinet Secretary.