In the aftermath of Typhoon Lawin, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) rushed to Tuguegarao City, and other affected areas, in a convoy consisting of payloader, dump truck, 6x6 multipurpose truck, rescue truck, Humvee, Hot Meals on Wheels van, among others to carry out rescue, clearing and relief operations from October 25-30, 2016.
Tuguegarao City was one of the areas hardly hit by the typhoon which destroyed several houses and school buildings, rendered roads impassable, and broke down power and communication networks.
The Philippine Red Cross together with the Movement partners, guided by a coordinated approach and the Movement-wide framework, has supported thousands of households across different provinces affected by the strongest typhoon to make landfall in country’s recorded history.
The emergency relief operation was launched immediately to provide assistance to the people affected across the Central Visayas region. Food, water, clothes and emergency shelter materials were dispatched and more than 8,000 volunteers were mobilized.
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).
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