Philippines: Typhoon Washi
Ottawa, ON - Tropical storm Washi struck the Philippines during the night of 17 December, causing severe flooding, damaging homes and roads and affecting tens of thousands fo people. Cities on Mindanao Island were worst hit by this catastrophie. HUMANITARIAN COALITION member agencies, CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada and Save the Children Canada, are all carefully monitoring the situation in the Philippines and are preparing appropriate humanitarian relief activities.
Member agencies are carrying out assessments across the region and will be revising their response plans as the situation evolves. The information from these assessments will determine the types of programs and scale of funding support that will be required to assist those affected by this crisis.
For more information, please refer to the member agency websites at the links below:
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