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April 20, 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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Heavy flooding occurs in areas of Iligan City and Mandulong River Basin in Mindanao due to incessant rain caused by Low Pressure Area in the last few days. Rivers overflow and have destroyed bridges, roads,  houses and other infrastructure. 

At least 7,414 families or 37,050 individuals were pre-emptively evacuated from their residences and brought to several evacuation centres within the city. Approximately 30 public facilities are currently serving as evacuation centres for the affected families. Urgent needs are household/family items, hygiene kits, emergency shelter, and food assistance.

DG ECHO-funded project and partners are immediately responding to provide relief items. 

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Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
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Humanitarian Impact
  37,050
      Affected Persons
7,414
        Families

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

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