Heavy rains and strong winds associated with Tropical Depression Agaton affected areas of the Visayas from 17 to 20 January. Hundreds of people were evacuated, emergency shelters were damaged or destroyed, and rice fields in several municipalities flooded.
The impact of the storm exposed ongoing vulnerabilities and compromised coping mechanisms of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Humanitarian partners are seeking ways to better support Government efforts to find durable solutions for vulnerable displaced people and other families.
According to updated figures from the Department of Social Welfare and Development-IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, just over 26,000 people remain in evacuation centres as of 16 January.
Across the affected areas, rural farming and fishing communities need immediate support to kick-start their livelihoods.
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