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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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On March 14th, heavy rainfall struck several areas across the Davao Region, located on the eastern Mindanao Island in the Philippines. The deluge was caused by the effects of the Low-Pressure Area (LPA), leading to floods and rain-induced landslides that caused casualties and damage.

According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), more than 4,000 people were affected by the heavy rain, with two individuals reported missing. In addition, 333 people have been internally displaced and are currently staying in three evacuation centres.

Sadly, this is not the only natural disaster to strike the region in recent times. The area has also experienced intense seismic activity over the past week, affecting more than 90,600 people and leading to over 34,000 individuals being displaced from their homes.

The forecast for the next 24 hours is for light to moderate rain with isolated thunderstorms over Mindanao Island. This prediction raises concerns that the already affected areas could be hit by more severe weather, worsening the situation.

The authorities have been working hard to provide assistance to the affected communities, including providing temporary shelter, food, and other basic necessities. However, with more severe weather predicted, it is essential to continue providing support to those affected to minimize the impact of these natural disasters on the people of Davao Region.

 

 

 

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Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
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PAGASA
DROMIC
Humanitarian Impact
  4,632
      Affected Persons
1,050
        Families
  915
        Displaced Persons

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

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