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WHO Situation Report No. 1 - Cyclone Washi, Philippines

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C. Humanitarian Needs

Description of total beneficiary needs, including needs the cluster is currently addressing

A total of 26,928 families (142,961 individuals) from Regions 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, CARAGA, and ARMM are affected. Of this number, 8,128 families (44,976 individuals) are in 47 evacuation centers (NDRRMC Sitrep 9: Effects of Tropical Storm SENDONG (Washi)). There are 632 dead, 16 injured, 82 missing acdg to the NDRRMC (SitRep 9) while the Department of Health pegs the casualties at 625 dead and 1,573 injured (DOH HEARS Report 19 December).

Immediate needs include provision of shelter, food, potable water, and essential health services including medical consultations, health risk communication and advisories. There is also the immediate concern as regards management of the remains of those who perished in the floods. Flooding has subsided in most of the initially inundated areas. Assessment as regards functionality of RHUs and BHS are still ongoing. Major hospitals like Mayor Hilarion Ramiro Regional Training and Teaching Hospital and Northern Mindanao Medical Center are noted to be functional.