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Philippines : Handicap International aide les victimes du typhon Nock-Ten


More than 1,500,000 people were affected when typhoon Nock-Ten made landfall in the Philippines on 25 December.  
Handicap International is now helping victims of the disaster to access accommodation and drinking water.  



Distribution of hygiene & shelter kits organized by HI and its partners, with Startfund support, to population affected by Typhoon Nock Ten | ©J. Chua/Handicap International

Typhoon Nock-Ten, which hit 15 provinces – including the island of Catanduanes  –  in the Philippines, on 25 December 2016, affected more than 1,500,000 people and destroyed more than 124,000 homes. More than 316,000 people were displaced to evacuation centres .

Many people are now homeless and no longer have access to drinking water and sanitary facilities, such as showers, latrines, and the like. With support from Start Fund  and in conjunction with partner organisations, Handicap International has provided assistance to more than 1,200 people (including 300 families with disabled or pregnant family members) who have been affected by the disaster in the communes of San Andres and San Miguel. The organisation has handed out hygiene kits containing soap, toothpaste and shampoo, so that people can wash themselves and transport drinking water. It has also supplied them with rope and plastic sheets to repair damage to their homes. Handicap International, in conjunction with these partners, is also preparing to distribute 1,500 additional hygiene kits and is currently identifying the needs of people who are yet to receive aid.


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