This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 982,098 Swiss francs (reduced from 1,600,392 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering assistance and support to 7,315 people (reduced from 20,000 people) affected by Typhoon NockTen over 12 months (extended from nine months). The operation will focus on health; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter; livelihoods; disaster risk reduction(DRR) and National Society capacity building. The revision is to allow for the alignment of the plan with financial resources anticipated to be mobilized, agreed implementation approaches and activities achievable within the timeframe. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation.
The disaster and Red Cross Red Crescent response to date
25 December 2016: Typhoon Nock-Ten makes landfall in Catanduanes with 185 kph winds and gustiness of up to 255 kph.
26 December: PRC deploys teams and drones to the affected areas for rapid assessment. Nock-Ten moved southwest and traversed across the Bicol Region before passing southern Luzon.
28 December: IFRC approves a DREF allocation of 249,803 Swiss francs to enable PRC to launch a timely response in the aftermath of Typhoon Nock-Ten.
29 December: IFRC launches an Emergency Appeal for 1,600,392 Swiss francs to support 20,000 people over 9 months.
18 January 2017: Operations Update 1 is published.
02 August 2017: IFRC issues revised Emergency Appeal for 982,098 Swiss francs to assist 7,315 people.