Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Philippines
Typhoon MARING intensified by the southwest monsoon rains struck Luzon Island, north of the Philippines on 18th of August 2013. Ferocious rain has caused heavy flooding in Manila, the capital the country and the surrounding areas, and more than half the capital has submerged in water.
According to a report released by the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on 24th August, the total number of affected population has increased to 541,554 families / 2,515,795 individuals as floodwaters swamped the densely populated areas, and 21 people have been killed.
AMDA is dispatching one Japanese nurse from its Headquarters and one coordinator from Okayama-Pilipino Circle, a friendship association of the Pilipinos in Okayama. The team leaves Okayama on 24th of August, and is scheduled to meet with the representatives of the Armed Forces of Philippines (AFP) at Manila airport on the same day. AFP and AMDA have collaborated in the past emergency relief activities in the Philippines. On arriving in Manila, AMDA team will start a need-survey. Then they will visit as many evacuation centers as possible in Hagonoy and Calumpit, in the province of Bulacan, which is one of the most affected areas in Luzon Island.