On 18th of October 2015, typhoon KOPPU made a landfall in Aurora, in the eastern part of Luzon, and stayed for three days with downpour and strong wind. Due to the full impact of the typhoon, there are extensive flooding, landslides and property damages from the center to the northern part of Luzon. According to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), more than a million people were affected, hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate to shelters and 54 people have been confirmed death according to the local newspapers.
In response to this calamity, AMDA has dispatched a nurse from AMDA headquarters to implement relief activities for the affected people in the Philippines.
AMDA nurse will arrive in the Philippines and join one of our local partners on the 23rd in Pangasinan. Pangasinan is a province of Luzon, located 200 km north from the capital city of Manila and one of the highly affected areas. Our local partner has informed us that the typhoon also caused flash floods in towns and villages in Pangasinan, thus some areas have been isolated.
AMDA team will assess local needs, and implement relief activities.