UN and humanitarian partners appeal for US$28 million for immediate needs of flash flood victims in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities in southern Philippines
“The overflowing generosity of the Filipino people is saving lives,” said Dr. Soe, adding that “the United Nations and humanitarian partners are working very hard to support Government-led efforts. The needs are however overwhelming.”
The Government declared a state of national calamity in the hardest hit areas, and accepted the international support offered by the United Nations and the Philippine Humanitarian Country Team. The Emergency Revision outlines the Humanitarian Country Team’s strategy to complement national and local efforts.
The humanitarian response plan for Tropical Storm Washi will be revised within six weeks to reflect ongoing sectoral assessments and evolving humanitarian needs. Shelter requirements for those whose houses have been destroyed or those who will be unable to return to their neighbourhoods categorized as hazardous and high risk areas will likely feature in the revision. Livelihood support to help people rebuild their lives will also be key.