This operation aims to assist 20,000 people (4,000 households) affected by Tembin with appropriate immediate and medium-term assistance in a timely, effective and efficient manner, as well as accompany them to recover from the impact of the typhoon and increase their resilience to future shocks. According to the national meteorological agency, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Tropical Storm Tembin made landfall with maximum winds of 90 km/h and gusts of up to 125 km/h. The tropical storm then continued west across Mindanao, tracking over the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Norte. It weakened before re-intensifying on 23 December 2017, prior to making a
second landfall in Balabac, Palawan. The storm brought heavy rainfall that caused widespread flooding as the major rivers breached their banks. The heavy rain also caused flash floods and landslides in high lands across northern Mindanao and southern Palawan. Northern Mindanao is particularly prone to flash floods and landslides. Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Palawan.
The Emergency Appeal will support components of the PRC relief and recovery plans of action in the following sectors:
1. Immediate household needs assistance, including distribution of essential household non-food items and unconditional cash grants.
2. Livelihoods support for families to restart their income earning activities and small enterprise revival, through cash transfers.
3. Shelter and settlements assistance to support access to safer living conditions during the initial states of the
emergency through the provision of tarpaulins, mosquito nets, blankets, followed by cash transfer and shelter solutions to prioritize self-recovery, and always accompanied by technical support and awareness sessions on build back safer techniques.
4. Health interventions focusing on psychosocial support, community-based disease prevention, epidemic control, and health promotion.
5. Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion interventions focusing on improving access to safe water, access to improved sanitation, and the sustainable reduction of risk to diseases (water-borne, vector-borne and water related) in affected communities.
6. School and community preparedness and disaster risk reduction.
PRC and IFRC