Philippines

Philippines Mindanao Response - Situation Update on Flooding No. 5

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has raised storm warnings in many parts of Luzon due to tropical depression “Falcon”. Forecasts for central Mindanao show continued scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.

  • On 25 June, the DSWD reported a total affected population of 845,449 people across regions X, XI, XII and ARMM in Mindanao.

  • Teams from the army and civilians are assisting the efforts to remove accumulated water hyacinths continue on the Rio Grande de Mindanao. Dislodged by weeks of heavy rain, the accumulation spans approximately 16 km, it is unknown when the efforts will be completed.

  • The Damage and Needs Assessment (DANA) was conducted from 15 to 20 June under the auspices of the ARMM Government and jointly conducted with UN agencies, INGOs and local NGOs. The assessment results will serve as inputs to a shared post-disaster DANA Report to be released on Monday 27 June.

  • On Thursday 23, June a meeting was convened by TMG Director Romeo Diocolano in Cotabato to discuss preliminary results from the assessment and agree on final cluster reporting modalities. The final DANA Report will include a two page summary per cluster, including the response to-date, key findings, and priority areas/recommendations. OCD-ARMM will lead the consolidation of the report with the assistance of OCHA.

  • On 24 June, Social Welfare and Development Secretary Soliman asked the UN Resident Coordinator / Humanitarian Coordinator to support the government in providing assistance to 36,232 flood-affected families (about 181,160 persons) in Cotabato City. Ten days worth of food (i.e. rice, canned goods, noodles, drinking water), non-food items (i.e. tents, tarpaulins, blankets), latrines and medical supplies have been requested. Assistance in logistics, transportation of relief items to Cotabato City, funding to finance other relief items and early recovery initiatives were also welcomed.

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