Tropical Storm Washi - Situation Report No. 16, 31 January 2012

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 31 Jan 2012

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

· Shelter assessment reports damage to 70% of houses in areas surveyed, with 30% of these dwellings having been destroyed or washed away

· To date, nearly 7,000 adults and 15,000 children have been provided with psycho-social support

· Up to 50% of logs and debris has been retrieved and cleared in coastline areas of Iligan; further clean-up works are urgently required outside city centers of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro

· Frequent milk code violations stress the urgent need for awareness-raising on breastfeeding rights of women and children

· On 3 February, the revised Flash Appeal will be launched in Manila by the Government and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

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