‘Odette’ flattens whole barangays as residents scramble for food, water
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Surigao City survivors face further adversity in the wake of Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) as they find themselves homeless right before the holidays. Residents of Brgys. Punta Bilar, San Juan, Lipata and other areas in the city are left clamoring for food and water as supplies run dry.
Joining calls for immediate relief and recovery, Greenpeace also renewed its calls for climate justice and the declaration of a national climate emergency amid the worsening impacts of the climate crisis.
“As we seek immediate recovery for our fellow citizens in the aftermath of Odette, we demand that our institutions see this as another wake-up call – and this time, they have to take it seriously,” Greenpeace Southeast Asia-Philippines Executive Director Yeb Saño said. “These typhoons will get worse, more unpredictable, and more destructive should they remain merely reactionary to the climate crisis.”