Underwater city: flooding in the Philippines has left 97 people
dead after a second tropical storm hit the north of the country on
Storm Helen hit the main island of Luzon before dawn. Two people
died, adding to the 95 deaths in and around the capital, Manila,
during floods last week. The most recent reports suggest that about
2.5 million people have been affected. Nearly 400,000 people have
taken refuge in evacuation centres.
Christian Aid expressed concern on Wednesday about reports that
the government of the Phillippines plans to demolish the homes of
informal settlers along waterways, and to evict and relocate more
than 100,000 families.
The charity has provided £50,000 for immediate response to
flooding in the Philippines. Donations can be made at www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/areas-of-concern/philippines-floods.aspx