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10 Dec 2004 description

By Linda Bloom

NEW YORK (UMNS) - Churches and relief organizations are responding as typhoons, floods and landslides have resulted in death and destruction in the Philippines. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), sent grants to two of the denomination's episcopal areas in the Philippines in response to recovery efforts from typhoons earlier this season.

As of Dec. 8, the agency was waiting for information from United Methodists there regarding response to the latest storm, which occurred Nov. 29, according to David Sadoo, UMCOR field staff for emergency services.

09 Dec 2004 description


undertaken by the NDCC member agencies 09 Dec 2004 (11:00 AM)
I. Assessment of damages Brought About by Typhoons Unding, Violeta, Winnie and Yoyong

A.RDCCs/OCDRCs Damage Assessment Report

09 Dec 2004 description
report World Vision

Piles of logs, floodwater and rivers of mud are hampering the aid effort in the Philippines and the delays are causing desperate victims of the fourth typhoon in two weeks to fight over what aid is getting through.

Christian relief and development charity, World Vision, has reported that gaining access to survivors has been a major concern for those coordinating the relief response.

09 Dec 2004 description


The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 26/04; Operations Update no. 01; Period covered: 03 through 09 December 2004; Appeal coverage: 10.4% (with a significant number of pledges awaiting conversion).

09 Dec 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund

MAKATI CITY, Philippines, 9 December 2004 - UNICEF and other aid agencies are racing to bring emergency supplies to hundreds of thousands of survivors after two typhoons and two tropical depressions ravaged the Philippines in November and early December.

09 Dec 2004 description
report Government of Spain

Esta ayuda se suma a los 66.200 euros donados por la Oficina Técnica de Cooperación de la AECI en Manila

La Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional (AECI) ha concedido una subvención de 300.000 euros a la Cruz Roja de Filipinas para paliar los efectos de los tifones y las graves inundaciones sufridas por ese país en los =FAltimos días.

Esta es la respuesta ante el llamamiento internacional de asistencia realizado por el gobierno de Filipinas.

09 Dec 2004 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

As of 9 December, reports indicate that more than 939 persons are dead, 752 are injured, and 837 are missing as a result of massive floods and mudslides in northern and central Philippines. (source: OCHA)

An assessment mission led by a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is currently underway with WHO participation.

Part of the mission entails a rapid health assessment in Nakar Quezon Province, one of the hardest hit areas.

09 Dec 2004 description

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today received a P1-million donation from the New York Life Insurance (NYLI) for the government's relief and rehabilitation operations of the flood-ravaged areas in Bicol, Southern Tagalog and Central Luzon.

09 Dec 2004 description

Ellinwood Kansas, December 9, 2004 - A Star of Hope International team completed an initial survey of the typhoon devastated area of northern Quezon, Philippines on Tuesday December 8, 2004. The team, comprised of staff from Star of Hope Philippines and Star of Hope International spent two days in the area, including the towns of Real, General Nakar and Infanta.

They report that the roads are impassable, covered with deep mud and debris.

09 Dec 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA -2004/185
OCHA Situation Report No. 6
Philippines
Floods

09 Dec 2004 description

Malacañang today welcomed the assistance extended by the United States Marines in the relief and rehabilitation operations in calamity-ravaged areas in the country.

09 Dec 2004 description
report World Vision

CIDA grants World Vision $150,000 for Philippines emergency relief

MISSISSAUGA, ON., Monday, December 8, 2004 -- The Canadian International Development Agency has granted World Vision Canada $150,000 for disaster assistance for people of the Philippines.

09 Dec 2004 description

Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Philippine Chapter provides emergency cash, medical aid and hot meals after successive Typhoons in the Philippines.

In the last two weeks, the Philippines suffered massive devastations from the successive tropical storms Muifa, Merbok(locally referred to as Violeta),Winnie and Nanmadol (locally referred to as Yayong).

From the start, the Philippine Tzu Chi chapter immediately began preparing relief supplies (including emergency medical supplies, food, cookware, etc.) and organizing relief teams as well as TIMA doctors for relief missions to various …

08 Dec 2004 description
report UN Children's Fund


Within 19 days three powerful typhoons have smashed into the North Eastern coast of the Philippine Islands, killing at least 1,000 and displacing over 70,000 people.

Emergency relief supplies are urgently needed to support 10,000 displaced families with children, ensure that children can go back to school and that temporary shelter can be provided.

08 Dec 2004 description
report Oxfam

Typhoon Nanmadol was the 4th storm to hit the Philippines province of Quezon between14 November and 02 December. Tropical depression Winnie and Typhoons Violeta and Unding brought heavy rain and winds reaching up to 120 km/hr at landfall.

The most damaging landslides happened in Real resulting in 306 deaths. 400 people are still missing. It is estimated that up to 40,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged and that 160,000 people have been displaced as a result.

The most urgent need at the moment is for clean water.

08 Dec 2004 description
report CARE

ATLANTA (December 08, 2004) - In response to damage caused by four typhoons that between November 14 and December 3, CARE has helped the government of the Philippines assist more than 500,000 people with shelter, food and water.

CARE continues to work with local authorities to assess damage and the need for medical attention, and to distribute relief in hard-to-reach areas of the country.

Incoordination with local authorities, CARE helped send 4,000 bags of goods to the Quezon Province and 4,000 food relief packs to the Catanduanes Province following the disaster, which killed more …

08 Dec 2004 description

Metro Manila, Philippines-The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in the Philippines is providing relief items to those affected by three typhoons that recently raged over northern parts of the country. Items provided include food, blankets, clothing, and building materials.

With the help of volunteers, ADRA Philippines is working in three areas, targeting more than 16,000 people. ADRA is focusing its relief in Oriental and Occidental Mindoro provinces damaged by Typhoon Unding/Muifa.

08 Dec 2004 description

By Erik de Castro

INFANTA, Philippines, Dec 8 (Reuters) - An advance team of 40 U.S. Marines joined relief efforts in the Philippines on Wednesday after four deadly storms, as officials said funds were running short to help 650,000 survivors.

A riot nearly erupted in the town of Infanta when hundreds of hungry and muddy people swarmed around volunteers from a local television network handing out emergency rations of rice, instant noodles, tinned sardines and bottled water.

"I have to grab one bag or my children will go hungry," said resident Lorry Ayure.

08 Dec 2004 description

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today instructed Energy Secretary Vincent Perez to restore electricity in several calamity affected areas in the country before Christmas.

08 Dec 2004 description

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today ordered the allocation of P500 million from her Calamity Fund for the relief and rehabilitation of areas severely affected by the four typhoons that hit the country the past four weeks.
The President issued the directive at the joint meeting of the Cabinet, National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), and National Security Council (NSC) in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.