The cluster system was activated three days after when the one of the deadliest typhoon in 2010, Tropical Storm Washi (locally known as Sendong), hit Philippines particularly northern Mindanao wherein 2,500 died and around 1.2M persons were affected. Through its partners, the cluster through the lead of the DSWD and UNHCR was able to provide protection services and life-saving support to the around 500,000 displaced population. Assistance ranged from protection by presence, provision of core relief items, establishment of child-friendly spaces, provision of dignity kits to women and referral services. The cluster ensured that all its protection support served the most vulnerable displaced population including those located in very remote areas.
Washi Briefing NoteCRI Distribution