–Over 5.54 million children are affected, of which 1.8 million are displaced.
-An estimated 160,000 children are living in evacuation centres.
-There are growing health concerns for children including acute respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, given the lack of adequate shelter and health services compounded by poor weather conditions.
-An estimated 1.35 million children under the age of 5, and 650,000 pregnant and lactating women, are at risk of malnutrition in the affected areas.
-To date, at least 428,000 people have restored access to safe water in Tacloban, Cebu, Capiz, Roxas City and three cities in Western Samar since the Typhoon struck. This includes the restoration of the water supply in Basey, Marabut and in Catbalogan City, in Western Samar, for 160,000 people.
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-Two new Child Friendly Spaces opened on 22 November in Tacloban City with UNICEF’s support. Four more of these spaces will be opened in Tacloban.
-Separated children staying in the evacuation centres in Tacloban are documented and are under the care of the neighbours who know them and are being closely monitored by social workers.
Health and Nutrition
-The screening for acute malnutrition has reached 579 children aged 6-59 months in Tacloban with detection of 28 cases of malnourished children. These children will receive treatment. Essential nutrition supplies for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition have reached Tacloban. A mobile team has been mobilized to provide outpatient treatment services.UNICEF supported the Training on Child Protection and referral mechanisms.