Philippines: Typhoon Bopha Situation Report No. 1 (as of 4 December 2012)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 04 Dec 2012

Key Highlights:

  • Typhoon Bopha (locally known as Pablo) made landfall in Davao Oriental province in eastern Mindanao on 4 December with a Category 5 status.

  • Close to 56,500 people are in 111 evacuation centres in the worst-affected areas in Regions VIII, X, XI, and CARAGA.

  • The Government of the Philippines, supported by the Humanitarian Country Team, will conduct a joint rapid damage and needs assessment in Mindanao from 5 to 7 December. Further areas for assessment will be identified as Bopha proceeds westwards in the coming days

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