OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: The last fact sheet was dated September 30, 2009
- On October 2, in coordination with U.S. Embassy in Manila and Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GoRP) authorities, a USAID/OFDA charter flight delivered relief items including 340 rolls of plastic sheeting for temporary shelter, 3,360 hygiene kits, and 3,334 collapsible 10-liter water containers. The Philippines National Red Cross Society (PNRC) received the commodities, and will deliver the assistance to 20,000 flood-affected individuals.
- According to the GoRP National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), floods have killed nearly 290 people and affected more than 3.1 million others as of October 2, including more than 419,221 evacuees residing in 508 evacuation shelters. In addition, NDCC reported that flood waters have destroyed or damaged more than 10,200 houses, as well as roads, bridges, schools, and agricultural assets, as of October 2.
- Results of the preliminary NDCC and Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) needs assessment released on September 30 indicate significant needs for food, non-food items (NFIs), as well as health and water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance.
- The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is authorized to provide additional support for relief operations in the Philippines, including logistics and transport, subject to requests from the GoRP, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Manila and USAID/OFDA.