Emergency response to massive flooding caused by Typhoon Yagi-enhanced southwest monsoon RRF No. 13/2018

In a span of four weeks, Typhoon Yagi was the fourth typhoon that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility following the previous three typhoons (TY Son-Tinh, TY Ampil, and Tropical Storm Josie) which already affected 282,447 families or 1,253,697 persons in Regions I, II, CAR , IV-A, IV-B, VI, and NCR. The communities hardly hit by these typhoons were slowly recovering from its aftermath until there was another event that further aggravates the situation.

The southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Yagi (local name Karding) brought heavy rains starting on the 11th of August 2018 which persisted over the areas in Luzon including Region I (Ilocos), Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region III (Central Luzon), Region IV-A (CALABARZON), Region IV-B (MIMAROPA), and the National Capital Region (Metro Manila). Thus, the areas affected by the previous typhoons were put in a much vulnerable position as they were just starting to recover from the previous destructive flooding.

The ACT Philippines Forum  has activated its emergency response team and it is now implementing the Food Security Program through ACT Alliance Rapid Response Fund (RRF) in the affected communities.