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February 28, 2024

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The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. It is situated in the western Pacific Ocean, and consists of about 7,640 islands, that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Wikipedia

Capital: Manila

Dialing code: +63

President: Rodrigo Duterte

Population: 109.6 million (2020) World Bank

Currency: Philippine peso

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Strong Winds and Thunderstorms

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Heavy rainfall, strong winds and thunderstorms have been affecting Mindanao Island (southern Philippines) since 4 April, causing floods and flash floods that have resulted in evacuations and damage.

The ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) reports, as of 7 April, nearly 400 evacuated people and 1,955 affected people across the Maguindanao Province (Bangsamoro Region, western Mindanao) due to floods. In addition, ADINet also reports around 350 evacuated people in five evacuation centres in the Agusan del Sur Province (Caraga Region, northern Mindanao) due to flash floods.

Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall with locally very heavy rainfall is forecast over the whole of Mindanao Island.

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Humanitarian Impact
  1,955
      Affected Persons
  850
        Displaced Persons

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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