Typhoon Tembin: the humanitarian consequences for people of Mindanao in southern Philippines


Christmas 2017 was a busy period for the humanitarian aid agencies working in the southern part of the Philippines. The rather weak tropical storm, referred to as the Typhoon Temblin brought an unusually high amount of rainfall. This in turn, cause massive destruction of communities. Flash floods and widespread mudslides devastated and in some cases wiped out entire villages and communities. Hundreds of people lost their lives and around half a million were affected in one or another way, with thousands and thousands losing their houses. The situation is even more complicated, given that the catastrophe took place in areas and vicinities of Marawi, where an active conflict and displacement due to the conflict still is ongoing. 

Here are some of the pictures from the assessment mission and rapid response mission from the place. 

As we celebrate Christmas, please consider supporting people who may have suffered. Donating to the Red Cross, or to Action Against Hunger: the organisations that do an amazing work to provide the most needed relief to the victims of this calamity!

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