Philippines: ICRC aid to people affected by typhoon Bopha (Pablo) - Operational update as of 15 January 2013
Around 19,000 persons have already benefited from the ICRC-PRC* distribution stations of potable water and from trucking of water to eight barangays in Cateel and Baganga municipalities.
Materials for repair of existing water systems were also donated to said municipalities, benefiting an additional 6,500 people.
The ICRC has likewise provided Compostela Valley Provincial Hospital and New Bataan Rural Health Unit in Compostela Valley with materials for the rehabilitation of the existing water pipelines that were severely damaged.
The ICRC has provided contruction materials to build PRC's advanced medical post, which is providing much-needed medical care to people affected by the typhoon in Baganga.
Construction materials have also been donated to help repair the damaged facilities in Compostela Valley Provincial Jail.
In cooperation with the PRC, the ICRC has set up a healthcare unit in Baganga municipality in Davao Oriental province to attend to the pressing healthcare needs of the people around the area. Since it opened on 3 January, the healthcare unit has already attended to more than 800 patients, and is now receiving 100 to 120 patients a day.
FOOD AND SHELTER
The ICRC-PRC* joint emergency operation has already provided food for approximately one month, basic household items and tarpaulins for shelter to nearly 280,000 people in the three hardest-hit provinces of Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley and Surigao del Sur.