OCHA / PHILIPPINES TYPHOON RAI

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The UN and its humanitarian partners launched an appeal for 107.2 million USD to respond to the needs of people in the worst-affected areas of the Philippines as a result of Super Typhoon Rai, locally known as Odette. OCHA

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STORY: OCHA / PHILIPPINES TYPHOON RAI
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DATELINE: 22 DECEMBER 2021, SURIGAO CITY, CARAGA REGION, PHILIPPINES

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22 DECEMBER 2021, SURIGAO CITY, CARAGA REGION, PHILIPPINES

1. Aerial shots, damage by Thypoon Rai
2. Tracking, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Gustavo Gonzalez walking to rubble
3. Various shots, Gonzalez speaking to local residents affected by typhoon
4. Med shot, Lorna speaking to OCHA staff
5. SOUNDBITE (local language) Lorna, resident affected by Typhoon Rai:
“In the afternoon prior to the landfall, we evacuated to the school. When we came back, our house was gone.”
6. Wide shot, family standing outside shelter
7. Various shots, rubble
8. Wide shot, girl runnign in allyway
9. Wide shot, man standing by rubble
10. Wide shot, rubble on side of road
11. Wide shot, man recovering metal from rubble
12. Wide shot, woman sitting by belongings, people walking out of water
13. Various shots, man pulling metal out of rubble
14. Wide shot, people walking on top of rubble
15. Aerial shots, damage by Thypoon Rai

STORYLINE:

The UN and its humanitarian partners launched an appeal for 107.2 million USD to respond to the needs of people in the worst-affected areas of the Philippines as a result of Super Typhoon Rai, locally known as Odette.

The UN Humanitarian Country Team in the Philippines today (24 Dec) launched the Humanitarian Needs and Priorities plan to respond to the needs of 530,000 people in Caraga and Eastern Visayas.

The UN humanitarian office (OCHA) said response efforts were already under way after the Super Typhoon made landfall on 16 December, pummelling six of the Philippines’ 17 regions. At least 177 people were killed and 275 injured; over 630,000 people were displaced, with 372,000 of them taking shelter in evacuation centres; and some 200,000 houses were damaged. OCHA said some three million people, including one million children, are in need of assistance.

The Humanitarian Needs and Priorities plan (HNP) calls for 107.2 million USD to support the Government in responding to the most urgent humanitarian needs for the next six months. The plan has been developed based on preliminary assessment findings and early estimates of people in need to enable humanitarian partners to kick-start immediate life-saving and protection activities, focusing on women, girls, and people with disability living in areas hardest hit by Typhoon Rai.

On 22 and 23 December, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Gustavo Gonzalez visited Caraga and Surigao Province to witness first-hand the damage wrought by the typhoon. During the mission, he spoke with local officials, frontline responders, and typhoon-affected people.

OCHA said, with the Government leading response efforts, the HNP seeks to provide for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), life-saving food needs, emergency shelter, including the efficient management of evacuation camps, decentralized communication to restore access to islands and places which are currently cut off, and support for coordination by the government, among others.

The UN Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) said it was allocating 12 million USD to UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP and IOM. OCHA said CERF is one of the fastest and most effective ways to ensure that urgently needed humanitarian assistance reaches people caught up in crises, allowing the UN to kick-start relief efforts immediately in a coordinated and prioritized response when a new crisis emerges.
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