Philippines

Tropical Storm Washi - Situation Report No. 13, 20 January 2012

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This report was compiled and issued by OCHA Philippines on behalf of humanitarian partners and is based on information provided by the clusters. As such, it reflects the position of OCHA and the humanitarian community. It covers the period from 18 to 20 January 2012. The next report will be issued on 24 January 2012.

Highlights include:

  • Second phase of the joint multi-cluster rapid assessments concludes, 16 municipalities surveyed ·

  • Focus of the response continues to shift towards affected municipalities (barangays), with more aid organisations expanding their coverage to displaced outside of evacuation centres

  • Decongestion of overcrowded evacuation centres in school grounds resulted in crowding of other schools and has direct impact on the conduct of school activities

  • Shelter and establishment of WASH facilities in new sites remain top priorities

  • There is an urgent need to mark the boundaries of the ‘no build’ zones

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