The Philippine Red Cross is mounting an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to people affected by three weather-related events. The operation seeks to provide immediate and early recovery support to vulnerable households in the most affected provinces. The Philippines are recouping from the combined effects of Typhoon Melor (local name Nona), Tropical Depression Twenty Three (local name Onyok) and monsoon rains enhanced by the two tropical systems. As a result of the weather disturbances, which followed back-to-back within a week, there are significant humanitarian needs. The projecct will aim on the three main islands – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
This operation will address the livelihoods, health, relief, shelter, water, sanitation and preparedness and risk reduction
needs of affected communities, as well as addressing institutional preparedness/capacity development needs of PRC to
strengthen its level of preparedness for future disaster response.
PRC will ensure to take into account gender and diversity, for example by targeting women-headed households, pregnant or lactating women, and men and boys made vulnerable by the disaster, who have been forced to migrate. These groups will be considered according to the level of impact and more priority will be given to those who have lost their houses. The humanitarian assistance targets up to 45,000 people (9,000 families) affected by the recent tropical
systems and floods.