GOAL has worked closely with national and local authorities, UN agencies, international and local non-profits, as well as community leaders to determine the most pressing needs and to identify where our work will have the biggest impact.
Some of the most badly affected communities are located in hard-to-reach locations and the team travelled by boat to reach them. Many houses have been completely destroyed, and families were left homeless without personal possessions, blankets or food. Rice paddies have been flooded and mudslides remain a serious concern.
GOAL’s response to date has focused on distribution of shelter and essential hygiene items.
Goal team members are continuing to assess the situation and plan to continue emergency response.