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More than 345,158 families or 1,436,997 persons* in Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, NCR, and CAR have been affected by Typhoon Ompong (internationally known as Mangkhut), which ravaged most of Northern Luzon with devastating winds and heavy rains last weekend.
The demand for relief assistance in these areas continues. In its most recent report, DSWD stated that 13,949 families or 54,935 individuals* are still in 391 evacuation centers* and that there are more families outside evacuation centers living with their relatives and friends. Furthermore, more than 44,599 houses* were reported to have been damaged by the typhoon.
PDRF has been participating in various rapid damage assessments and needs analyses (RDANAs) in the past few days, and based on initial findings, the priority needs of affected families are as follows:
- Food and water assistance
- Hygiene kits
- Shelter repair kits
- Solar lamps
- Cash assistance for the repair of damaged homes
With your support, we can help these families get back on their feet.
*Stats are based on the latest DSWD DROMIC Report #20 on Typhoon Ompong (20 September 2018, 4:00 AM) and are hence still subject to change.