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Philippines: 10,000 families

Concern Worldwide is providing aid to 10,000 families in Panay, Philippines. We’re able to do this because of your generous donations.

 

The situation

We’ve been collecting information on the current situation in the region. So far,

  • 14.16 million people have been affected
  • 3.54 million people have been displaced from their homes
  • 1.1 million houses have been damaged or destroyed
  • More than 5,000 people have been reported dead                 
  • 1,613 people are missing

Our response

We’re focusing on the island of Panay which is to the west of the region. It’s more remote, so it’s been receiving less attention although it’s affected just as badly as other areas. Early this week, we flew in 93 tonnes of supplies to help those in need. This included:

  • 8,400 mosquito nets
  • 15,000 blankets
  • 7,000 kitchen sets
  • 18,000 jerry cans
  • 20,000 sleeping mats
  • 50,000 pieces of soap

Learn more in the video below.

Supplies

These items will help 10,000 families in temporary shelters to survive the many problems they are facing. For example, there are lots of mosquitoes, exposing people to disease, so we have provided nets for protection. Learn more in this news report from Q102

Livelihoods

We are also looking at the longer term needs of people in the region. Thousands of fishing boats were damaged or destroyed in the typhoon and many people have lost their livelihoods as a result. So, we’re helping to rebuild around 1,800 of those boats so that people can start earning a living again, and feed themselves and their families.