Current emergency

Typhoon 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.

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

Situation Report

Last updated: 12 Nov - 12:59 from ReliefWeb

UNOSAT Tropical Cyclone VAMCO Population Exposure Analysis in Philippines 11 November 2020

Based on data of the forecasted tropical cyclone path of wind speeds zones from Joint Research Centre (Issued on 11 November 2020 08:00 local time), and population data from the WorldPop 2020, UNITARUNOSAT has prepared a population exposure analysis for the Philippines. About 10% of population of the Philippines living inside wind speed zone exceed 120 km/h, 26% living inside wind speed zone of 60- 120 km/h and 31% living inside wind speed zone below 60 km/h. 

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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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