Philippines: Bohol Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 24 October 2013)
On 15 October 2013 at 8:12 a.m a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol island affecting nearby provinces in central Visayas, Philippines. The earthquake was the strongest to hit Bohol in nearly 25 years according to the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), causing landslides and extensive damage to housing, public buildings, infrastructure and utilities. More that 53,300 houses are severely damaged or destroyed. On request from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) a joint needs assessment was conducted in the worst affected municipalities of Bohol. As of 24 October, 198 are reported dead of which 185 are from Bohol.
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