As of 4 November, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reports of 22 deaths and over 420 injured as a result of a series of earthquakes that occurred between 16 and 31 October. Over 21,000 homes are destroyed and more than 870 school are reported damaged. As per the latest numbers, over 188,000 people are affected in some 240 barangays in Region XI and XII.
Municipality of Makilala has been hit the hardest with over 100,000 people affected most of whom are currently staying in makeshift shelters. Considering cause and nature of the damage on the buildings, displacement situation in many affected areas is anticipated to continue for at least six months. The national government is leading response efforts, assisted by the Philippine Red Cross. International assistance has not been requested.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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