To continue delivering humanitarian services, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) with the support from the International Federation of the Red Cross Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (IFRC DREF), an emergency operation was conducted to provide immediate assistance to the Filipino returnees from the state of Sabah in Malaysia.
As of July 14, 2017, more than 3,000 returnees have arrived in Zamboanga City since the crisis started on February 15. Most of the returnees are from the eastern part of Sabah such as Semporna, Tawau, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Sandakan-Romero and Sandakan-Kumunak.
Providing safe and potable water is an utmost concern in disaster affected areas. The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) immediately conducted Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) operations to provide clean and safe access of water to the effected families of Ormoc in Leyte, after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook the province on July 6, 2017.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and Rappler sealed its partnership with a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed during the Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness on July 8, 2017 at SM Aura, Taguig.
The Korean Embassy handed over a donation worth Php 5M to the Philippine Red Cross on July 5, 2017, at the PRC Tower in Mandaluyong City.
Korean Embassy Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Kim Jae-Shin, Minister-Counselor Park Younghyo, and First Secretary Song Arum graced the turnover ceremony.
“The Korean Embassy is one of our partners who helped us achieve this capability — the capability to help the most vulnerable. Thank you for your kindness to the people of Marawi. Your donation is very timely, very important,” said PRC Chairman Richard Gordon.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has turned over more than 3,500 houses to affected families of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the municipalities of Calubian, San Isidro, and Tabango in Leyte, in partnership with the Australian Red Cross (AusRC).
The accomplishment is part of the recovery assistance phase under PRC’s Haiyan Recovery Operations, which has been implemented in the nine provinces most heavily devastated by super typhoon Haiyan in 2013.