APADM to conduct relief activities in the Philippines after Typhoon Rammasun
On July 15th Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in the Philippines and caused damage to several parts of Luzon island. As of July 24, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council have reported that 98 people have died, 630 were injured, and 5 were still missing. In addition, more than 5,700 families are still being served in evacuation centers. Some areas of Samar province, which was severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan in November last year, also suffered from infrastructure, agriculture and personal damages.
Philippine national representative Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC) conducted a rapid needs assessment of the affected areas and sent an emergency appeal to APADM, which approved the request and immediately sent financial assistance from its emergency response fund. The response is worth 30,000 USD and will cover six communities in the province of Sorsogon in Bicol region in southeastern Luzon. This area bore the brunt of the typhoon when it first made landfall and has the highest number of affected population.
Through APADM’s emergency response funds, CDRC will work together with its regional center TABI (Mutual Aid for Bicol) to provide emergency relief packs to 1,000 families in the municipalities of Prieto Diaz and Juban. The relief packs contain food items such as rice, beans, dried fish, cooking oil, sardines, sugar as?well as one water container.