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Third tropical storm in a month heads to Philippines.

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Another tropical storm is heading towards Philippines. On Monday evening, the tropical depression Ulysses developed into a tropical storm. The storm is heading towards the Bicol region, an area that has already been hit by the typhoon Goni and typhoon Molave in the past few weeks.

The United Nations and the humanitarian agencies in Philippines launched a request for $45.5 million worth of aid for the devastated region, which has been severly affected by the latest two typhoons. Hundreds of thousands of people require aid like water and shelter. Many were left homeless and dozens died. The provinces of Albay and Catanduanes require the most help.

We really need to support these communities in rebuilding their homes, building back better, and also getting some livelihood support to them. Cash assistance would be important and, of course, all other kinds of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene support . Psychosocial assistance is going to be very much needed as well. We stand with the government and support you fully.

IOM Philippines Chief of Mission Kristin Dadley.

The IOM chief Kristin Dadley and Albay Province Governor Al Francis Bichara went to ground zero to witness the devastation caused by the super typhoon Goni in the municipality of Tiwi. In Tiwi, nearly all the homes were destroyed or damaged.

State Weather bureau PAGASA forecasted that the typhoon Ulysses will make landfall in Quezon early on Thursday. On Wednesday, it will come close to Catanduanes and Camarines.

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