Typhoon Vamco (locally named Ulysses) lashed the main island of Luzon on 11-12 November, whipping destructive winds and dumping torrential rainfall over a wide area, triggering extensive flooding in several areas. This has led to further displacement and increased the hardship of vulnerable people. The typhoon caused 67 deaths and affected more than 2,700,000 people.
Typhoon Vamco exacerbates the already dire situation brought by the COVID-19 pandemic to the most vulnerable and poorest Filipino families. The Amity Foundation and local partners Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran, ACT Alliance, and National Council of Churches Philippines distributed food and non-food items including clean clothing, sleeping mats, blankets, medicine and footwear to around 10 000 victims in most affected communities over the last weeks.