2nd January 2023
A series of Christmas floods in the Philippines have killed 51 people, with 19 still missing. The majority of the fatalities occurred in the Northern Mindanao region and were caused by drowning or landslides. The floods have also caused widespread damage, destroying around 4,500 homes, roads, and bridges, and leaving some districts without electricity and water. Thousands of people remain in emergency shelters, and some are living in temporary shelters made from the remains of their destroyed homes.
The Philippine government has declared at least 22 cities and municipalities as disaster areas following severe flooding that has killed 51 people and left 19 people missing. The floods were caused by a shear line, which is the point where warm and cold air meet, resulting in heavy rainfall in some areas of the country. The government has sent teams to help provide clean water and has released emergency funds to assist with recovery efforts. Thousands of people remain in emergency shelters, and some are living in temporary shelters made from the remains of their destroyed homes, according to officials.