On December 25th Typhoon Nock-Ten (locally known as Nina) struck the Philippines. The category 3 typhoon made landfall on the island of Cataduanes and then tracked across the Bicol region and southern Luzon before exiting the Philippine landmass on December 26th.
More than 450,00 people were pre-emptively evacuated ahead of the typhoon and over 10,000 people returning to their home towns for the festive period were stranded as travel from ports and airports in coastal areas was suspended.
Immediate humanitarian needs are related to food, non-food, emergency shelter, water and sanitation. Damage to housing has been extensive and water and sanitation facilities in some areas will need to be rehabilitated.
Livelihoods have also been significantly impacted as crops have been flooded or damaged by typhoon winds, with rice, coconut, and abaca crops particularly affected.
00:08 Aerial shots of affected municipalities of Baras, Caramoran and San Andres in Catanduanes region
00:46 Damage in Atulayan island
02:30 Abaca workers salvaging and drying damaged goods and crops.