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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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Tropical Storm MEGI

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According to the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and media reports, at least 53 people have been killed in landslides and floods after Tropical Storm Megi devastated the Philippines. The death toll is expected to climb, as many people are reported missing and there are many individuals injured.

As of 13 April, there are approximately 56,940 households displaced to either evacuation centres or to other family members' houses. The number of affected people has increased to 580,876.

MEGI dissipated in the Philippine Sea on 12 April. However, moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast on 13-14 April over central Philippines. Extreme floods advisories are in effect over the Visayas. 

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NDRRMC
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
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Humanitarian Impact
  580,876
      Affected Persons
56,940
        Families
  15,326
        Displaced Persons
  53
        Deaths

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

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