Through its standby partnership with the Global Shelter Cluster, REACH has already carried out several rapid field deployments in the Philippines since 2011, following these emergencies: typhoon Washi, typhoon Bopha, Bohol earthquake, and the typhoon Haiyan.
In relation to typhoon Haiyan REACH first undertook rapid needs assessment in November 2013. For this purpose, the Global Shelter Cluster and REACH agreed to support the Global WASH cluster in order to facilitate a joint shelter-WASH needs assessment. This joint assessment complemented the Multi-sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) with the view to inform the Strategic Response Plan.
As a follow-up, REACH carried out in March 2014 a second shelter cluster assessment to monitor the shelter sector response in Haiyan affected areas.
This monitoring exercise also included collection of WASH sector specific data. The report and maps from this second assessment will be shortly released.