CERF allocates $2.9 million to help victims of tropical storm Washi in the Philippines
Tropical Storm Washi made landfall on 16 December 2011on the north-eastern coast of Mindanao, Philippines. The storm affected 190 barangays (villages or wards), eight cities and 30 municipalities in thirteen Provinces across six Regions. The biggest impact was seen in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in Region X in Northern Mindanao.
Philippines flood response boosted with $4.9 million from the CERF
15 July 2011: Severe flooding in the Philippines led the Emergency Relief Coordinator to allocate $4.9 million from the CERF’s rapid response window to address the most urgent life-saving humanitarian needs. The southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines experienced extraordinary rainfall and flooding in May and July. At least 900,000 people were affected and more than 70,000 were displaced from their homes. Many among Mindanao’s population are already vulnerable due to ongoing conflict, while a series of earlier storms had already weakened the Government’s capacity to respond.