Tagged: typhoon Bopha

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Government officials update information board. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

We call on the government to allot resources for food security and livelihoods recovery of the people particularly in Davao Oriental and Compostella Valley.

Photo: Families get water from a tanker

Typhoon Bopha, known locally as Pablo, has hit the southern Philippines. More than 360,000 people are now staying in evacuation centers or with friends and relatives. Oxfam has started an emergency response in the hardest hit communities.

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Damaged housing in Kidawa village, Laak Municipality, Compostela Valley province

Oxfam and its humanitarian partners in the Philippines, the Humanitarian Response Consortium, or HRC, have begun an emergency response targeting communities hardest-hit by Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Pablo) on the southern island of Mindanao.

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Despite being tagged as a super typhoon, the damages and destruction caused by typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha) was not as severe compared to last year’s tropical storm Sendong which affected similar areas.

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