Philippines: Typhoon Season 2009 Situation Report No. 17

Situation Report
Originally published


This report was issued by OCHA New York based on inputs from the OCHA Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP) and OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 5 to 10 November 2009 and addresses Typhoon Parma/Pepeng, Tropical Storm Ketsana/Ondoy as well as Typhoon Mirinae/Santi. The next report will be issued on or around 17 November.


- The humanitarian response effort in the Philippines is hampered by lack of funding, with the current Flash Appeal funded at 36.2 percent as of 10 November.

- The Revised 2009 Philippines Flash Appeal is in its final stages of revision and approval. A launch date will be set for the coming week.

- IASC Partners, donors and Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) counterparts conducted an aerial survey of highly affected regions in Luzon on 10 November. UNHAS helicopter service provided transportation with the objective to give partners an overview of areas of key importance to the Revised Flash Appeal.

- A UNICEF hydraulics specialist, tasked with looking at the Laguna de Bay drainage issue, confirmed earlier reports that there are few short-term solutions other than natural drainage over the next three to six months.

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