World Vision deployed an assessment team on the 27th of December 2016 of staff skilled in emergency response, child protection, health & nutrition and documentation to the areas of Camarines Sur and Albay in the Bicol region affected by Typhoon Nock-ten (locam name Nina). The assessment further determined the extent of Nock-ten’s impact and needs of affected children and their families. Initial assessment suggests that there is a need for clean water, shelter materials and agricultural livelihood.
World Vision’s response aims to support and complement the government-led efforts as well as work with other non-government organisations in the affected areas. During the first month, World Vision will provide life-saving essentials like shelter kits, kitchen kits and other non-food items to initially 2,000 typhoon-affected families living in hard-hit municipalities within the covered area programs in Camarines Sur and Albay provinces. The government declared a state of calamity for both provinces.