Philippines - Severe Weather (ECHO, Philippines Government, PAGASA, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 June 2015)

  • 800 people remain displaced in South Cotobato and Sultan Kudarat, in the southern Philippines, due to floods caused by heavy rains over 24-25 June.

  • Over 1 900 hectares of agricultural farms have been damaged.

  • The Province of Sultan Kudarat declared a state of calamity.

  • The heavy rainfall is also seriously affecting the more than 30 000 people still displaced since the outbreak of fighting in February 2015 in Maguindanao. Most of them continue to live in makeshift shelters and tents.