【APAD Philippines】 Typhoon Rai Emergency Assistance Launched
On December 16, Typhoon Rai, locally called Odette, intensified and made a deadly landfall in the Philippines. According to the Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the typhoon displaced 198,000 residents.
A-PAD Philippines is mobilizing the regional platform partners in Eastern Visayas, Central Visaya, and Mindanao, collecting information from local municipalities, businesses, and NGOs. As disaster assistance coordinators, A-PAD Philippines’ staff are participating in the coordination meetings held in each region to share information with stakeholders and arrange effective and efficient assistance.
Emergency Disaster Coordination meeting at the disaster center
Through this summer and fall, A-PAD Philippines distributed partitions for evacuation centers in the three regions as part of disaster preparedness. The team is closely monitoring the situation on the ground and focusing on the safety of local residents. A-PAD plans to continue providing support for the displaced population.