Product ID: 3431 - English
Published: 14 Jan, 2022
GLIDE: TC20211216PHL


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A category 5 Tropical Cyclone RAI-21 struck the Philippines on the 16th of December 2021, causing damage, devastation, and destruction. The Tropical Cyclone RAI-21 made landfall north of General Luna city on Siargao Island, the easternmost island of the Philippines, and continued westward through the central part of the country.
The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has stated that 2,182,791 families have been affected in 11 out of 17 regions of the Philippines. About 3M people, ~ 30% of the affected area population ? need emergency humanitarian assistance.
According to OCHA, the death toll has reached 177 persons, with more than 275 persons injured and 630,000 displaced. More than 159,000 houses have been damaged, 61,900 have been destroyed. These figures are likely to rise as the after-effects of the Tropical Cyclone are fully realized.
Preliminary assessment has shown devastating damage to houses, roads, and bridges disrupting aid movement into the affected areas.
This report summarizes satellite-derived building damage analysis covering the most affected areas within Region IV-B (Mimaropa), Region VII (Central Visayas), Region VIII (Eastern Visayas), and Region XIII (Caraga) of the Philippines.
Damage assessment: The UN Sat. Centre (UNOSAT)and Copernicus EMS
Tropical Cyclone information: EC-JRC
Administrative boundaries: UNOCHA, HDX