Typhoon Phanfone hits the Philippines

Residents walk past a house damaged during Typhoon Phanfone in Tacloban, Leyte province in the central Philippines on December 25, 2019. Typhoon Phanfone pummelled the central Philippines on Christmas Day, bringing a wet and miserable holiday season to millions in the mainly Catholic nation. Photo by BOBBIE ALOTA/AFP via Getty Images

Typhoon Phanfone hit the Philippines on December 24.

Oxfam teams are out conducting rapid assessments and will be ready to assist the government, if needed.

Lot Felizco, Country Director of Oxfam Philippines said:

“Oxfam is deeply concerned by the devastating impacts of Typhoon Phanfone. Many of the communities affected are still struggling to get back on their feet in the wake of Typhoon Kammuri which hit earlier this month.

“Oxfam and our partners are committed to working closely with the Philippine government and other humanitarian agencies to help survivors. We will prioritize the needs of women and girls throughout our emergency assessment and response.”

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