A tropical storm struck Mindanao, south Philippines, on December 16, 2011 causing floods that has so far claimed the lives of over 1000 and left upwards of 140,000 people in need of urgent disaster relief.
British Red Cross' local partner the Philippine Red Cross has sent over 1,000 blankets, hygiene kits, and other emergency aid such as clothing, kitchen utensils, water tankers and food to the worst-hit areas.
CAFOD has pledged £100,000 to local partners to help those affected by the flooding in hard to reach villages, teams already reaching remote villages affected.
Christian Aid is working via a local partner to provide emergency food and shelter, safe water, clearing operations and possibly cash, which helps families to meet their own most immediate needs
Save the Children is focusing on the two worst hit areas; Cagayan de Oro city & Iligan Cityare supporting children separated from families in Philippines floods, making sure they have practical and psych support.
World Vision's relief teams have mobilised to provide 7,000 families in Cagayan de Oro with drinking water, rice, biscuits, and canned goods, as well as emergency items like hygiene kits with soap, blankets, sleeping mats, cooking pots and utensils.