Philippine Red Cross
Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement based in Philippines

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ICRC President lauds partnership with Philippine Red Cross in Yolanda recovery

Basey, Samar -- After viewing the progress of communities in the areas hit by typhoon Yolanda, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross said that the partnership with the Philippine Red Cross in implementing the recovery efforts can be modeled and used in other places in the world.

ICRC President Peter Maurer told a gathering of volunteers and staff of the Philippine Red Cross during a visit to Samar that “ our partnership is highly inspiring, and for which, I am extremely grateful."

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Top PRC, ICRC officials inspect progress of recovery efforts in Samar

Basey, Samar – Philippine Red Cross officials together with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross assessed recovery efforts during a visit on Monday in Samar almost ten months after typhoon Yolanda devastated Eastern Visayas.

Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon accompanied ICRC President Peter Maurer during the visit to inspect the steady and rapid progress of recovery in Samar.

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Red Cross tackles threat of disaster in urban areas

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), together with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is hosting a three-day workshopfrom August 19 to August 21 to address issues of growing disaster threats to urban populations.

Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon said that the ever rising incidence and severity of natural disasters exerts pressure on the global community to address the threats to urban populations everywhere, most especially in Southeast Asia.

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Philippine Red Cross focuses on recovery efforts in Bicol region

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Red Cross is continuing its emergency operations and early recovery programs in the provinces hit by typhoon Glenda, especially in areas declared to be in a state of calamity in the Bicol region.

Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon said that the emergency operations were nearly concluded now but that “ there are still isolated areas that we need to reach, and because of the debris caused by the strong winds of the typhoon, we have to clear the roads and pathways first. “

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Red Cross response now on full swing as typhoon Glenda weakens

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is now on full swing as typhoon Glenda (International name Rammasun) weakened and is expected to exit Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow morning.

In a report of PRC Operation Center, as of today, more than 37,800 families were affected from 64 municipalities nationwide. Number of affected families is expected to increase as report from the field comes in.

These affected families are temporarily housed in more than a hundred designated evacuation centers which were being monitored by PRC.

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Shelter Prefabrication Manager

Job
Closing date: 19 Sep 2014 Philippine National Red Cross

The Philippines Red Cross are looking for a Shelter Prefabrication Manager to set-up andmanage production facility to prefabricate shelter components (Lumber and Steelfabrication) as part of large shelter program in Iloilo province of Panayisland, Philippines. The person would manage and ensurethe successful implementation of the prefabrication component of the shelter program. This includes managing the staff and day-to-day activitiesand ensure capacity building to required standards.