Government-led relief efforts are transitioning to recovery operations three weeks into the response to Typhoon Koppu.
Flooding is receding in all affected areas according to the Philippine Red Cross.
There is no report of disease outbreaks to date.
The Philippines Humanitarian Country Team concluded its collective response to Typhoon Koppu although member organisations will continue to support respective government counterparts particularly in agriculture and health.
One million people have evacuated primarily across Regions I, II and III two weeks after Typhoon Koppu made landfall in the Philippines.
Many are staying with relatives and friends or in the open nearby their damaged homes.
Prolonged displacement due to persistent flooding, combined with low immunization coverage in several of the affected regions, raises the risk of water-borne and communicable disease outbreaks.
Flooding is persisting in Pampanga and Agno river basins in Region III while subsiding elsewhere.
Nearly one million people have evacuated primarily in Region III with 87,300 people remaining in 310 evacuation centres.
Despite the growing number of evacuees, there are no reports of acute humanitarian needs to date that are beyond the Government’s capacity to respond; international humanitarian assistance is limited to targeted support using in-country resources.
The Government continues to provide relief and assess needs and damages while the low pressure area, which was once Typhoon Koppu, remained in the Philippine Area of Responsibility for the 10th day.
Flooding is subsiding in the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan in Region II while persisting in Region III, particularly in Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Bulacan and Pampanga as well as Pangasinan in Region I.
Over half a million people have evacuated of which 108,700 people are in 424 evacuation centres.
Tropical Storm Koppu steadily weakened to a low pressure area as it slowly moved away from the Luzon island.
Nearly half a million people have evacuated of which 112,800 people are in 512 evacuation centres.
The Government-led search and rescue, relief and debris clearing operations continue with national authorities augmenting the capacity of local authorities.
- Communities have less access to radio, TV, internet and even print media in most affected areas in Quirino,Nueva Vizcaya, Aurora, Apayao and Kalinga.
- Aside from rubber boats for search and rescue, affected local government units and communities greatly need tarpaulins for emergency shelter and food, and access to life-saving information.
Typhoon Koppu makes landfall in Casiguran town in Aurora province on 18 October, weakening from a Category 3 to Category 1 strength.
This slow-moving typhoon will bring heavy to intense rainfall along its path as it moves north over the Luzon island and heads out to sea around 21 October.
There are no confirmed deaths and injuries so far.
Some 14,300 people have evacuated to 108 evacuation centres.