This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2 million Swiss francs (CHF) on a preliminary basis to enable the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to deliver assistance and support to some 20,000 people for 12 months. This emergency appeal operation aims to meet the immediate needs and support the early recovery of the most vulnerable of the affected population by Typhoon Phanfone. A total of 20,000 people will be supported with health, WASH and welfare services, unconditional multi-purpose cash grants, livelihoods, shelter and household items, with DRR actions integrated into the response plan. PRC’s preparedness to respond to future disasters will also be enhanced through the operation. Typhoon Phanfone (known locally as Typhoon Ursula) entered the Philippines areas of responsibility (PAR) on the 23 December 2019 and made landfall the following day, on Tuesday 24 December 2019, at 4:45 PM (local time) in Salcedo, Eastern Sama with maximum winds of 120 kilometres per hour (km/h) and gusts of up to 150 km/h (Category 1). The typhoon then travelled across the country making a total of seven landfalls over two days. Philippines
a focus on the following sectors: shelter, livelihoods and basic needs, health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), protection, gender and inclusion (PGI), migration, community disaster preparedness and risk reduction, as well as strengthening the National Society.
20,000 people for 12 months