The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) led by its Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon held a consultative meeting with the European Union (EU) ambassadors to discuss how they can contribute to save and uplift the lives of those suffering from recent disasters that hit country.
Gordon toured the EU ambassadors at the PRC Operations Center and highlighted the priority needs of those suffering from recent disasters such as the destructive storm Vinta, which hit Mindanao and Palawan last month.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has taken the Filipino tradition of giving “aguinaldo” during the Christmas season to a higher level as it provided cash grants on top of relief items to families hit by Typhoon Vinta (Tembin), which affected over 500,000 individuals in 23 provinces.
To further alleviate the suffering of families displaced by mudslides and flashfloods, the PRC initially distributed P3,000 cash grants to 134 families in Lanao Del Norte, where more than a hundred homes were wiped out.
The Philippine Red Cross(PRC) appealed for humanitarian aid to help the more than 500,000 people affected by Typhoon Vinta (Tembin), which hit 23 provinces in the Philippines before Christmas day.
PRC Chairman Richard Gordon made the appeal as figures on the number of deaths and missing people from the flashfloods and landslides that struck parts of Mindanao continue to rise in the wake of ‘Vinta’.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has received a donation from the Qatar Red Crescent Society amounting to P14-million ($280,000) that will help support the humanitarian needs of the more than 20,000 families devastated by Typhoon Vinta (Tembin) in Mindanao. Qatar Red Crescent Society Head of Delegation Abdelmounaim Mhindate(center) said the news to PRC Chairman Richard Gordon(right) and PRC Secretary General Atty. Oscar Palabayab(left) during its emergency meeting on the ‘Vinta’ response at the PRC National Headquarters on December 24.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will be using weather forecasts and early action measures to mitigate the impacts of increasing hydrometeorological hazards in the country.
This was announced during the conduct of a national dialogue on the program called “Forecast-Based Financing (FbF) and Emergency Response Preparedness for Climate Risks,” which was jointly led by the PRC together with the World Food Programme during the celebration of the Climate Change Consciousness Week.