Back from their successful deployment in Nepal, volunteer doctors and nurses of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) were praised by their counterparts from the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) and Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder for their services rendered during their one month deployment in Nepal.
The medical team from the Philippines worked together with the delegations from CRC, Japanese Red Cross and Hong Kong Red Cross in the emergency field hospital that was set up to support the relief response of the Red Cross Movement.
If the dreaded 7.2 magnitude earthquake that experts say is due to hit Metro Manila happens anytime soon, the search and rescue team from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is prepared to respond and provide life-saving services, after their deployment experience in Nepal.
Five months to go before the second year commemoration of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and its partners continue to provide recovery assistance to Yolanda affected communities and individuals. The Red Cross Movement’s overall response to Yolanda has been collective and massive in terms of the number of areas covered, the variety of services provided, and the amount of assistance given to families and individuals.
A total of 116 families at the evacuation centers in Maluso, Basilan were provided access to clean water after the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) set up two water bladders to serve the water needs of the internally displaced persons, following the June 6 attack and harassment of an extremist group on the Maluso Water District Main Reservoir pipeline at Barangay Mabolo, Lower Mahayahay, Maluso, Basilan.
“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.