USAID/OFDA Responds to Multiple Disasters in East Asia and the Pacific (EAP)
In October and November, USAID/OFDA responded to six disasters in five countries in the EAP region, deploying regional advisors and other staff to assess needs and providing more than $2.9 million in assistance. In each situation, USAID/OFDA staff worked with U.S. Embassy, USAID Mission, host government, and relief agency personnel to provide coordinated U.S. Government (USG) assistance tailored to meet the specific needs of affected individuals.
In response to the diverse impacts of the disasters, which included floods, a cyclone, a typhoon, a tsunami, and a volcanic eruption, USAID/OFDA provided funding for various types of assistance, ranging from distribution of relief supplies to meet immediate needs, to provision of technical assistance, to support for early recovery initiatives to help families rebuild lives and livelihoods. USAID/OFDA staff continue to monitor conditions in affected areas to ensure that individuals continue to receive adequate support.