“The PRC commiserates with and pray for the families whose loved ones died because of the Nepal earthquake. We are in solidarity and are ready to join the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement's (RCRC) response to assist the families left behind of those whose lives perished,” said PRC chairman Richard Gordon. “We will continue to send relief assistance, as well as a team of staff and volunteers to help in the rescue and medical operations for those devastated by the quake,” he added.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) medical team composed of two volunteer doctors from Makati Medical Center (MMC) and three volunteer nurses from PRC chapters left for Nepal today. The team will join the contingent from the Canadian Red Cross who will set up an emergency field hospital (EFH) to provide emergency medical care to the vulnerable population affected by the earthquake.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and partner national societies (Finnish Red Cross, German Red Cross, and Spanish Red Cross), turned over an additional 3,000 houses in Basey and Maribut Western Samar last April 22, 2015, as part of its recovery assistance phase in areas hit by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). As of April 17, the PRC and partner societies in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has completed the repair and construction of 54,075 houses in areas that were affected by Yolanda. Shown in photo is PRC secretary general Dr. Gwendolyn T.
Despite reports that typhoon Maysak (Chedeng) weakened and has been downgraded from super typhoon into a typhoon, the Philippine Red Cross ensured that it is prepared for any eventuality that may arise as the typhoon makes a landfall.
PRC Chairman Richard J. Gordon said the Red Cross is still on alert and has ensured that preparations have been made in advance to cover any untoward incident that may happen.
A total of 1, 332 homes that were repaired and constructed by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and Norwegian Red Cross were officially turned over to family beneficiaries from Balangiga and Luwaan, Eastern Samar on March 9, 2015. The shelter project is part of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement’s recovery program for families and individuals who were affected by super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).