Relief assistance & donations will go to the relief & rehabilitation missions to help the flood victims in the Philippines.
One of the worst floods in 50 years hit the Philippines. As of Aug 8, 2012, the death toll from Typhoon “Gener” and the monsoon rose to 60 while damage to infrastructure, farms and fisheries was placed at P500 million and parts of typhoon-hit provinces were still without electric power, according to Phil authorities. Some 8,500 homes were either totally or partially destroyed by the typhoon. As of August 7, 2012, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Council reported that the relentless rains affected 123,484 families (541,498 persons). Non-stop rains that started in the evening of August 6, 2012 submerged many parts of Metro Manila, triggered a landslide in Barangay Commonwealth in Quezon City that killed nine people and physically displaced 30,167 families (130,254 persons) who are now staying in 216 evacuations centers or with their relatives and friends. Reports gathered by the NDRRMC said Typhoon “Gener” and the flooding that followed affected more than 212,000 families or more than 950,000 people in 1,266 barangays in 152 municipalities and 28 cities in the regions of Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON and MIMAROPA, Bikol, Western Visayas, Cordillera Administrative Region and Metro Manila. More than 8,500 houses were also either partially damaged or totally destroyed.
Right now, Samahang Operasyong Sagip (SOS, composed of organizations from the health sector such as Council for Health and Development) and BALSA are organizing Relief and Rehabilitation Missions this August 2012 and beyond to alleviate the effects of typhoon Gener and the floods due to Southwest monsoons on affected areas cited above. Physically and economically dislocated, the affected families are very vulnerable and are likely to suffer hunger and diseases. Thus, we are appealing your humane hearts to help us raise funds to procure food, medicine, clothing, beddings, tents or any materials that would help them rebuild their lives.
For updates from the Philippines, please go to: http://www.chdphilippines.org/index.htm
FAHWA and Tulong sa Bayan are part of NAFCON USA's nationwide effort to raise funds for the medical, relief and rehabilitation missions in the Philippines. (http://nafconusa.org/?p=509)