The Philippine Embassy in Oslo wishes to announce that relief efforts for the victims of Odette are underway.
According to the National Risk Reduction and Management COUNCIL, over 181,500 families in 2,209 barangays were affected by Typhoon Odette (international name Rai).
Over 480,000 are seeking shelter in evacuation centers, while 1.8 million Filipinos are affected by the typhoon.
Those who wish to extend assistance and donations may contact the following humanitarian agencies and organizations:
1. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
2. Philippine Red Cross
3. UNHCR Philippines
4. Caritas Manila
5. World Vision
Other initiatives and donation drives for those affected by the typhoon may also be found online.