Monitoring the Floods in the Philippines
Following the devastating floods in the Philippines last week, the members of the Humanitarian Coalition are monitoring the situation in the capital Manila and other regions very closely.
While the government of the Philippines has not requested international assistance, our agencies are in the country and sending out assessment teams to identify the needs of the estimated 900,000 people affected by this natural disaster.
Help is currently being provided through the distribution of food, blankets, clothing, and household kits, but our agencies stand ready to scale up their response should this be required of them.
The death toll from the flooding stands at 53 and it is hoped that the Philippine government’s response, along with the intervention of local partners, will keep that number from rising as remote areas are reached and damage is fully assessed.
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