In response to Typhoon Vamco, the 21st tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines this year, Oxfam Philippines Country Director said:
"Oxfam, together with local partners, is closely monitoring Typhoon Vamco, known locally as Typhoon Ulysses, which is due to make landfall on Wednesday evening.
"The typhoon is forecasted to hit Bicol, a region already hit hard by Super Typhoon Rolly, where Oxfam and partners are providing clean water, sanitation, cash assistance, food, livelihood programs, and protection to the worst affected communities."
Notes to Editors:
Latest update on the Typhoon can be found on Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration - and on Rappler's weather update.
Oxfam has been working in the Philippines for more than 30 years. Together with 15 partners, we have reached over 105,000 of the poorest and most vulnerable people in 6 provinces across the country, with life-saving assistance including responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we have provided food and cash assistance, as well as clean water and sanitation to communities affected by crises.