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Typhoon Doksuri (Egay) hits the Philippines


Super Typhoon Doksuri slammed the northern Philippines on Wednesday, July 26, killing at least 5 people and displacing nearly 27,000. Humanity & Inclusion is assessing the situation.


Nearly 330,000 people affected, 27,000 displaced

With winds of up to 135 mph, typhoon Doksuri, known as Egay in the Philippines, has caused heavy rain, landslides, flooding and power outages in several regions in the northern Philippines. At least 5 people have died, according to the country's authorities, and some 27,000 people have had to flee their homes for safety.

John Mel Sumatra is HI's Emergency Response Manager in the Philippines:

"The super typhoon has caused extensive damage in the north and north-east of the Philippines, forcing thousands of people to evacuate. The evacuees need hygiene kits, water, food and solar lamps, as electricity has still not returned to some of the affected areas. HI is currently assessing the needs in the provinces where we are present."

HI is working closely with two municipalities in the Cagayan Valley: Baggao and Camalaniugan. They are among the areas worst affected by Typhoon Doksuri.  

In the days leading up to the storm, HI provided financial assistance to 252 households—particularly those with elderly individuals, people with disabilities and large families—in Camalaniugan, to help them buy and store essential food products, medicines and drinking water.  

HI has also prepared a stock of hygiene kits, wheelchairs, crutches and other mobility aids to meet emergency needs.

HI's teams are all safe and sound.  

HI in the Philippines

HI has been present in the Philippines since 1985 and carries out operations close to the affected areas. HI's teams regularly intervene to provide an emergency response following cyclones, volcanic eruptions and floods, which regularly hit the country. HI is still involved in the response to the disaster caused by Super Typhoon Odette (Rai), which hit the archipelago in December 2021.


Date published: 07/27/23


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