Latest Update: 11.15am 8/10/2009
Just over one week after Typhoon Ketsana hit the Philippines and caused massive flooding in Manila and nearby provinces, World Vision continues to appeal for donations to help in the long term recovery of the communities.
More funds are needed for the provision of food, medicines, clean water and hygiene items to people whose homes were either badly damaged by flooding or still remain submerged in floodwaters.
“Additional funding would enable us to support the needs of the people, especially the children, provide assistance in the health needs of the affected communities and help in the rehabilitation of the damaged houses, roads, schools and health centres,” said World Vision’s Boris Joaquin in the Philippines.
World Vision has been distributing immediate food aid to thousands of families in inaccessible areas in Marikina, Pasig, Cainta, and areas in Rizal province. Ongoing relief distribution and assessment are being done this week to reach severely hit areas that have yet to receive aid.
“The relief packs World Vision provides to the families are designed to feed a family of five for up to two weeks. We would like the families to be confident that they have sufficient foods for two weeks, in that way they can focus on attending to the other needs of their families and rebuilding of their homes,” said Filomena Portales, World Vision’s Advocacy and Communications Director in the Philippines.
As well as distributing relief packs consisting of food, water, cooking equipment, mosquito nets, blankets, soap and sanitation items, World Vision has set up five Child Friendly Spaces in Marikina, Cainta, Pasig and Angono, benefiting around 1,850 children.
You can read about World Vision's relief efforts in the Philippines here.