Humanitarian Health Action

Typhoon- affected communities in the Philippines vulnerable to disease outbreaks


30 October 2015 -- Nearly two weeks after Typhoon Koppu made landfall in Central Luzon, almost one million people remain displaced. WHO and partners are assisting the Government of the Philippines by providing targeted support using in-country resources. WHO has assisted with logistics, information management, provision of emergency kits, disease surveillance and is set to deploy more national experts and medical supplies.