Philippines: Typhoon Bopha, Situation Report No. 2 - 5 December 2012

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 05 Dec 2012


  • Typhoon Bopha (locally known as Pablo) is presently crossing Palawan in western Philippines.

  • Some 169,900 people are in 377 evacuation centres in Mindanao and Visayas.

  • Surigao del Sur, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental provinces in eastern Mindanao are the most affected so far.
    The impact in Palawan is not yet known.

  • Joint rapid needs assessments are being conducted by Government and the humanitarian community in the most affected areas.

  • The most pressing humanitarian needs are food, water and shelter, according to the authorities; response efforts are underway but debris and damaged infrastructure is hampering access in some areas.

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