Philippines

Tropical Storm Washi : Situation Report No. 5, 26 December 2011

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Highlights:

  • The death is revised up to 1,171, while the number of missing remains unchanged at 1,079 and the number of injured raises to 4,594, reports the Government.

  • The number of people seeking refuge with families and in spontaneous shelters increases, while the number of people in evacuation centres drops.

  • More assessments are required with particular focus on those affected by the storm in remote villages (barangays) and living with relatives and friends outside evacuation centres.

  • Greater focus needs to be placed on needs and delivery of assistance in areas outside Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, in particular Lanao del Sur, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

  • Transport is needed to move goods arriving from outside of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan; additional, longer-term storage facilities for the arriving relief items also need to be identified.

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