Typhoon Noru, Philippines
Typhoon Noru swept through six regions of the Philippines on September 25, 2022. More than 1.4 million people were affected in 1,792 barangays.
The winds, rains and flooding destroyed homes and infrastructure. There was extensive damage to agriculture and fisheries, wiping out the principal sources of food and income generation for many communities. Water sources were contaminated by floodwaters, leaving people without access to clean drinking water, and increasing the risk of disease. Many typhoon survivors also expressed their ongoing anxiety following the disaster.
Oxfam Canada is providing cash grants, access to clean water, and psychosocial support for typhoon survivors, especially people residing in hard-to-reach areas.
Two thousand of the most vulnerable families, including farmers and fisherfolks, are receiving cash grants equivalent to two weeks’ worth of food to ensure emergency needs are met.
Ten water sources are being built or repaired in the affected communities to provide safe water to 5,000 people. Additionally, 2,000 families will receive clean water storage and water treatment tablets.
Mental health support is being offered to help typhoon survivors -- especially children, women and disadvantaged people -- develop coping mechanisms and psychological resilience.
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