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|Lina Magallanes, ABM’s Asia Program Coordinator, was able
to meet with partner staff and learn about their relief efforts
following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
© ECP 2013
ABM’s support for those in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan continued throughout 2014.
The Philippines is in a region often affected by natural disasters such as floods, typhoons and tsunamis. Consequently ABM works with its partners to plan for such emergencies.
In 2014 ABM was on the ground in the Philippines assessing the damage and supporting the relief provided in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
ABM staff member, Lina Magallanes, reported that the relief effort was large and multi-faceted with locals clearly devastated. Those who could still help were volunteering and supporting those people who had lost their loved ones, their properties and their sources of income.
“The mobilisation of volunteers to pack emergency relief goods was a massive undertaking in itself. The ECP, as part of its own emergency relief activities was putting together relief packs in the national cathedral compound where there was sufficient space for the packing activities and where goods were loaded into trucks,” she said.
During Lina’s visit, two trucks of 1,000 relief packs, consisting mainly of 15kg rice and other basic food items, were loaded and sent to affected areas.
Bishop Edward Malecdan, the then Prime Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines said, “To our partners, we acknowledge and express our gratitude for your thoughts, prayers and support. We appeal for your continuing solidarity as we all join hands in rising up from the unimaginable devastation of our land”.
Your support will assist people in the Philippines to plan and prepare for emergencies such as Typhoon Haiyan and ensure they can respond quickly and effectively.
PH006EP – Disaster Risk Reduction needs $1,900 in 2015 (tax-deductible)
|This project receives partial funding from the Australian Government.|
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