As part of Philippine Red Cross' rehabilitation efforts on Typhoon Pablo (internation name Bopha) core shelters and water and sanitation facilities were turned over today in Compostela Valley.
PRC Chairman Richard Gordon and Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang turned over 350 core shelter units to family beneficiaries in municipality of New Bataan and Monkayo today.
Through funding support of 70,000 php per shelter from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) hundreds of families can now live in decent homes.
Iloilo-- With the arrival of a ship bearing crates of GI sheets in Iloilo, the Philippine Red Cross can now begin the large scale shelter operations in the province.
Thousands of families devastated by typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas are going to have houses soon, with Iloilo as the first province to receive a large shipment of GI sheets in Eastern Visayas.
Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon supervises the loading of 185 crates of GI sheets, each one containing 350 sheets, which is going to be shipped to the province of Iloilo.
Chairman Gordon said that '' these GI sheets will benefit thousands of families in the areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda. We are committed to helping the people of Eastern Visayas to get back on their feet. Shelter is a big part of that, so is livelihood, and that is our top priority."
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.