Typhoon Goni (Rolly) and Vamco (Ulysses) November 2020

| Cyclone

Philippines
| Asia and the Pacific

Situation Overview

Tropical cyclone VAMCO formed over the Philippine Sea, and is moving west-northwest towards central Luzon. On 10 November, its centre was approximately 345 km north-east of the eastern coast of Samar Island (central Philippines). (ECHO, 10 Nov 2020)

The Goni-affected provinces have been experiencing heavy rain since 11 November, lot of people are still displaced due to typhoon Goni. Flooding has been reported in Catanduanes, the Goni ground zero. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NRRMC) has issued early warning advisory and has requested evacuation of population in flood-prone and landslide-prone areas. (ECHO, 11 Nov 2020)

Related Emergency - Super Typhoon Goni

On 1 November 2020, Super Typhoon Goni brought torrential rains, violent winds, mudslides and storm surges to the Philippines’ largest island of Luzon. 

According to the latest reports from government, some 82,900 people remain displaced in the provinces affected by Typhoon Rolly, of which 38,600 are in 481 evacuation centers while 44,300 are being served outside of formal shelters. At least 25 people have died and more than 390 have been injured while six people remain missing in the aftermath of the typhoon, according to the Government.

Responding to Multiple Disasters: Case Study on the PDRF Emergency Operations Center and Response to Super Typhoon Goniand Vamco During the COVID-19 Pandemic

PDRF mobilizes private sector to deliver aid to Ulysses-torn Cagayan

UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) Assistance Overview (As of 03 February 2021)

On 1 November 2020, Super Typhoon Goni, (Rolly) brought torrential rains, violent winds, mudslides and storm surges to Luzon that caused extensive destruction and damage affecting more than 3 million people.

The initial Humanitarian Needs and Priorities document was launched to address immediate humanitarian needs of the areas hardest hit by Super Typhoon Goni. Subsequently, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) approved an allocation of $3.1 million (PhP 150 million) for the Philippines to IOM, UNICEF and WFP. Working with local partners, the three agencies were able to provide life-saving assistance and accelerated stabilization of conditions faced by affected population and at-risk communities.

Source: ReliefWeb

How to Help

Based on initial reports, affected communities lack food, water, and hygiene kits. To help repair their damaged houses, donations for shelter repair kits (CGI sheets, wood, etc.) and tents are badly needed as well.

CBi Member Network - the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) calls for cash and in-kind donations for families affected and displaced by these tropical cyclones. 

If you want to help the affected communities, please click here to visit PDRF's website for the donation details.  

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