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WFP Special Operation SO (200390): Logistics augmentation in support of the Government of the Philippines response to Tropical Storm Washi

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Tropical Storm Washi, known locally as Sendong, swept across the Philippines from the 16th to 18th December 2011, bringing strong winds and extremely heavy rain that caused massive flooding, flash floods and landslides. According to Government assessments, a total of 348,749 persons have been affected from 31 municipalities and 8 cities in 13 provinces of southern Philippines.

On December 19th the Government of The Republic of the Philippines officially accepted the offer of assistance from the international humanitarian community, while at the same time a specific requested was received by the World Food Programme Country Director to provide logistics and transport support on behalf of the Government.