WFP Philippines Situation Report #5 - Typhoon Rolly (Goni) and Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco), 12 February 2021

Situation Report
Originally published



• WFP bolsters the Government’s response to Typhoon Rolly with cash-based transfers for immediate food needs of the people most affected. In the first round, WFP reached more than 5,408 households (27,040 individuals) in the municipalities of Virac and San Miguel in Catanduanes, and Malilipot and Malinao in Albay.

• The Government of Australia will support WFP and the Food and Agriculture Organization in providing livelihood and cash assistance to households affected by Typhoon Ulysses in Cagayan Valley

In Numbers

  • Over 4.2 million people affected across eight regions - US$ 194 million in agricultural damages - 4,222 households or 16,380 individuals are staying in evacuation centres - 1,923 households or 8,091 individuals are staying outside evacuation centres, with relatives or friends

Situation Update

  • Recovery efforts led by the Government of the Philippines are underway to support families affected by typhoons Rolly (Goni) and Ulysses (Vamco) in the regions of Bicol and Cagayan Valley.

  • The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, reports that agricultural losses and damage from the typhoons amount to US$ 194 million (PHP 9.3 billion).

  • The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has approved US$ 3.1 million for WFP, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to carry out humanitarian assistance: cash-based assistance, shelter repair, and water and sanitation.