Severe flooding in Cotabato City, Philippines

Severe flooding has forced 8,000 families to evacuate their homes. The flooding has affected approximately 140,000, or half the city's population. There have been 7 deaths reported so far.

Travellers should consider avoiding travel to this area since services may be severely disrupted. In addition, the identification of 2 suspected cases of measles in an evacuation centre raises the risk of and outbreak of measles.

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