After recent flooding in Southern Philippines more than 1,000 persons died or are missing and 300,000 have had to flee to shelters after their homes and villages were washed away.
AMURT Philippines has several teams in the area assisting the affected communities.
Typhoon Sendong (international name Washi) struck Northern Mindanao, the Visayas and Palawan. The storm, now known as the deadliest this year, has killed over 1,000 people to date. Quoting news sources: “Since the rains fell on regions where the natural forest had been illegally logged or converted to pineapple plantations, the heavy rains were able to run off quickly on the relatively barren soils and create devastating flash floods. Since the storm hit in the middle of the night, and affected an unprepared population that had no flood warning system in place, the death toll was tragically high”.
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