Typhoon Odette caused widespread devastation in Surigao del Norte and the Dinagat Islands where it made landfall on December 16, 2021, leaving massive damage in infrastructure and livelihood in the Caraga Region and some parts of the Visayas and Palawan.
Emergency relief efforts were done in four towns of Surigao del Norte, serving around 1,895 households. These efforts were led by the Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PHILDHRRA) Mindanao through Amping Caraga, the regional disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) hub composed of civil society organizations. Amping Caraga is supported by the Mindanao Coalition of Development NGO Networks (MINCODE) and the Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO). The first wave of assistance was extended to the coastal municipality of San Francisco which is among the worst hit municipalities in Surigao del Norte.
Photo Courtesy: Glenn Bais, PHILDHRRA Mindanao
The Foundation for a Sustainable Society Inc. (FSSI) provided relief assistance to Amping Caraga, covering part of the transportation costs and meals of volunteers.