The Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (MIRA II) was conducted between the 3rd and the 10th of December, 2013 to supplement the information obtained in the Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA I) conducted in November, 2013. While the MIRA I aimed to provide information about impacts at the community level, the second assessment aimed to better understand impacts at the household level.
Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) was one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall. Official estimates suggest that the typhoon left 14 million people affected and 4.1 million displaced. The confirmed death toll is at least 6,000. The MIRA I delineated four geographical areas according to the varying impacts of the storm. These were used as the sample universe for this assessment. The phase 2 of the assessment was however limited to areas worst affected by the typhoon: along the coastal areas of Leyte and Samar and in the immediate vicinity along the typhoon track. A fourth domain consisted of all evacuation centers and a separate sample was drawn for this domain.