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AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #1: Typhoon Vinta in the Philippines

Publication date:2017-12-26
In response to the devastating typhoon that struck the whole island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines on 22 December 2017, AMDA will be sending a team of relief personnel to Cagayan de Oro in the Province ofMisamisOriental. The torrential rain has caused the flooding of Cagayan River in the region, affecting the city located in the downstream area.
AMDA team comprising one nurse and two coordinators had already been working in the Philippines for the earlier typhoon disaster on the island of Biliran. Now that the extent of the damage brought about by the newly emerged typhoon is dire, the team will be heading to Cagayan de Oro accordingly. In the evening of the 25th, the team had a briefing with our local partner, to discuss further relief effort.
According to DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development), the affected population across 998 districts is 541,005 people (115,568 households) with which 182,377 people (37,424 households) have fled homes to seek shelter on higher grounds (as of 25 December).
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Philippines
    •  2017
    •  ER & Reconstruction