Typhoon Nalgae, Philippines
Severe tropical storm Nalgae (known as “Paeng” in the Philippines), caused massive flooding in several parts of the Philippines from October 28 to 31, 2022. It destroyed crops and sources of food, as well as infrastructure. Water sources were contaminated and latrines were submerged by floods. A state of calamity was declared in over 164 local government units.
The people most affected include those who have been displaced, those whose sources of income have been destroyed, and those who live in the remotest, least accessible communities. Humanitarian needs include food, hygiene kits, sleeping kits and cooking sets, as well as materials for shelter repair, inputs for jumpstarting farming and/or fishing livelihoods, and other basic commodities.
Plan international will be assisting the hardest-hit and least-served areas in Maguindanao Province and in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
The primary intervention is the distribution of multipurpose cash assistance to meet the immediate food and non-food needs of affected families. Multipurpose cash assistance will also help boost local economies affected by the tropical storm.
Plan International and other organizations are providing food items, hygiene and water kits, infant kits, and setting up protection mechanisms and referral pathways.
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