This document, issued by the Philippine Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with partners, outlines the humanitarian community’s response to the Bohol earthquake as of 23 October 2013.


  • A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol province in central Philippines on 15 October 2013.
  • Over 344,300 people are displaced with 80 per cent living in makeshift shelters built in open spaces near their damaged homes.
  • Government identified emergency shelter, early recovery, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education, food, logistics and coordination as top priority areas for support.
  • This action plan seeks US$46.8 million to reach 344,300 people over a six-month period until April 2014.
  • Successive and simultaneous emergencies since August 2013 have stretched the resources of humanitarian responders. Additional funding is urgently needed for timely aid to reach the right people.

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