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Loss of critical facilities, water contamination, displacement increase health risks of Ursula survivors
Nearly a week after the devastation wrought by Typhoon Phanfone (local name: Ursula), which made seven landfalls mainly in Central Philippines between December 24 until the afternoon of December 25, humanitarian agency Oxfam and its partners say that early assessments by staff and community...
Fisherfolk from Palanas village in Salcedo, Eastern Samar, attempt to repair their damaged homes with tarpaulins a day after Christmas. Typhon Ursula first made landfall in Salcedo on December 24.  Photo credit: Charita Llanera/PDRRN

A day after the devastation wrought by Typhoon Ursula (Phanfone), which made seven landfalls mainly in Central Philippines between December 24 until the afternoon of December 25, development agency Oxfam and its partners say there is an urgent need for humanitarian assistance.
 

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