Trauma in the Philippines as third major storm barrels through
The southeast Asian nation of the Philippines has been pummeled by the third major storm in three weeks, adding to the pain and suffering of thousands of families.
Typhoon Vamco (locally known as Ulysses) made landfall on Wednesday night and although it is much weaker than Super Typhoon Goni, it brought catastrophic flooding across the capital Manila, a sprawling and densely populated city.
UN News’s Vibhu Mishra spoke to the UN migration agency’s Kristin Dadey, Chief of Mission of IOM Philippines, who had just driven to Marikina, central Manila. She began by describing the scene, just hours after the latest storm’s arrival.
Vibhu Mishra, UN News