This operation aims to assist 20,000 people affected by Typhoon Haima in North and Central Luzon 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. 13 September 2016: Typhoon Meranti (local name Ferdie) batters Batanes, in northern Philippines.
6 October 2016: Typhoon Sarika (local name Karen) makes landfall over Baler, Aurora, packing winds of 150 km per hour and gusts of up to 210 kph. It traverses North Luzon with some destruction.
17 October 2016: Haima brews in the Pacific as a Severe Tropical Storm.
18 October 2016: PRC deploys advance teams to Nueva Viscaya and Tuguegarao City prior to the Typhoon Haima’s landfall, with additional teams placed on high alert at the headquarters.
19 October 2016: IFRC approves a 48,659 Swiss franc DREF allocation for an imminent crisis to enable PRC launch a timely response in the aftermath of Typhoon Haima.
Typhoon Haima makes landfall over municipality of Peñablanca in Cagayan Province, packing strong winds of up to 225 kph near its centre and gusts of up to 315kph. The latest typhoon has left substantial humanitarian impact.
20 October 2016: Volunteers and staff in affected areas started to assess the extent of the damage. They are also serving hot cooked meals and providing psychosocial support in evacuation centres, where tens of thousands of people remain.
21 October 2016: Emergency Appeal launched at the request of PRC. North and Central Luzon
Health; water, sanitation and hygiene; food, nutrition, and livelihoods; shelter; disaster risk reduction and National Society capacity building.