humedica team of doctors treating victims of typhoon on Samar

Number of victims after due to “Hagupit” lower than suspected – still some regions without supply

by Lina Koch,  2014/12/12

DiThe consequences of typhoon “Hagupit” are less dramatic than expected, however, there is still an urgent need for medical care in the concerned regions in the east of the country. On the island Samar, which has been most seriously hit, the humedica team of doctors is treating injured people in areas which had not been reached by any help up to then.

AuStarting point for the help is the coast town Dolores with its 38,000 inhabitants, from which the humedica team of doctors is going to the isolated areas by boat, in order to provide medical care. “Even if the evacuation measures have worked well, the destructions caused by typhoon “Hagupit” can be clearly seen on Samar. We are relieved that there have been only few victims and are now concentrating on the treatment of injured persons in areas which are not easily accessible”, explains humedica coordinator Dieter Schmidt.

TaTyphoon “Hagupit” had stayed on the Philippines for three days and in the end it had become a weaker tropical storm. The complete extent of the damages is not yet clear, as the concerned regions are impassable. The capital Manila has been spared the suspected damages.

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      humedica e.V.
      keyword: Typhoon Philippines
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Possibilities for interviews: There are possibilities for interviews with the field team in the catastrophe region. If you are interested, please contact our press relations officer Lina Koch.

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