The first six months of 2014 saw the most intense and highest number of storms in Asia and the Pacific compared to the same period over the last five years. Over 31 million people were affected by 58 natural disasters.
More than one thousand people are still living in the evacuation centers after April's flash floods. Some people say they will not leave until the government comes through with its promise to resettle them.
Drinking water remains a concern for an estimated 50 per cent of the 50,000 people affected by the severe floods in April; MoH is investigating the diarrhoea-related deaths of four children from Guadalcanal.
The Philippines government reports that the numbers of IDPs from the floods is still fluctuating with a total of 4,477 people in 10 evacuation centres as of 12 May. The total damage and losses are estimated at around US$108 million.