Philippine Red Cross
Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement based in Philippines

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Red Cross continues its efforts to help communities affected by Typhoon Mario

Manila, Philippines -- As typhoon Mario (international name Fung Wong) weakens and exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to be in full swing in assessing and responding to the immediate needs of thousands of families in various areas affected by the storm.

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ICRC President lauds partnership with Philippine Red Cross in Yolanda recovery

Basey, Samar -- After viewing the progress of communities in the areas hit by typhoon Yolanda, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross said that the partnership with the Philippine Red Cross in implementing the recovery efforts can be modeled and used in other places in the world.

ICRC President Peter Maurer told a gathering of volunteers and staff of the Philippine Red Cross during a visit to Samar that “ our partnership is highly inspiring, and for which, I am extremely grateful."

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Top PRC, ICRC officials inspect progress of recovery efforts in Samar

Basey, Samar – Philippine Red Cross officials together with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross assessed recovery efforts during a visit on Monday in Samar almost ten months after typhoon Yolanda devastated Eastern Visayas.

Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon accompanied ICRC President Peter Maurer during the visit to inspect the steady and rapid progress of recovery in Samar.

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Red Cross tackles threat of disaster in urban areas

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), together with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is hosting a three-day workshopfrom August 19 to August 21 to address issues of growing disaster threats to urban populations.

Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon said that the ever rising incidence and severity of natural disasters exerts pressure on the global community to address the threats to urban populations everywhere, most especially in Southeast Asia.

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Philippine Red Cross focuses on recovery efforts in Bicol region

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Red Cross is continuing its emergency operations and early recovery programs in the provinces hit by typhoon Glenda, especially in areas declared to be in a state of calamity in the Bicol region.

Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon said that the emergency operations were nearly concluded now but that “ there are still isolated areas that we need to reach, and because of the debris caused by the strong winds of the typhoon, we have to clear the roads and pathways first. “