Nearly 75 per cent of the 868,700 evacuees return home as flood waters recede. The majority of evacuation centres in Metro Manila have closed.
Flooding persists in low-lying provinces surrounding the capital, where the evacuees may face prolonged displacement and require extended humanitarian aid.
The authorities are monitoring the possible outbreak of water-borne diseases and taking preventive measures.
Local authorities are meeting the humanitarian needs of the affected people. International assistance will be limited to small-scale, localized and targeted support to complement government’s relief efforts.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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