PRC local chapters and response teams show no let up as they continue to provide humanitarian responses to those affected by typhoon Karen, which braces the provinces of Northern and Southern Luzon, starting Friday.
Typhoon Karen has further intensified and is expected to landfall over the province of Aurora early today.
PRC continuously monitors affected community lifelines and evacuees caused by typhoon Karen. Provision of first aid, immunization and assistance to the sick patients are among the services provided to the affected families.
Nearly three years after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) wrecked havoc in the central part of the country on November 2013, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program in Iloilo comes to an end, having completed projects that gave thousands of Ilonggos new or rehabilitated, disaster-resilient homes, sustainable sources of livelihood and significant community infrastructure.
A shipment full of emergency shelter repair materials and other relief supplies from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) are now loaded in a Navy Ship that is bound to leave Sangley Point in Cavite for the island of Batanes yesterday. The provision of the said materials is part of PRC’s emergency response to the needs of families and communities that were affected by Typhoon Ferdie (Meranti).
As the increasing cases of dengue continuously sweep the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Philippine Red Cross (PRC) extended their response through conducting their Basic Health and Care Unit (BHCU) operation to aid the dengue patients last July 30 in La Trinidad, Benguet.
As heavy rains spawned by the southwest monsoon or Habagat continue almost ceaselessly, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) volunteers also work without letup, monitoring the situation in the affected areas of Northern and Central Luzon, Metro Manila and portions of Calabarzon.