The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) turned over another 650shelters for Yolanda survivors in the town of Sta. Fe, Leyte as part of the organization’s commitment to the ongoing Yolanda recovery program.
During the ceremonial turnover at the Sta. Fe Municipal Gymnasium on Friday, PRC Chairman Richard Gordon said the new shelters would ensure the resilience of Yolanda-affected families to future disasters.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will provide temporary learning facilities for the students of Albay to address the need for temporary learning spaces as Mayon Volcano eruption continues to threaten and disruptclasses in the province.
PRC Chairman Richard Gordon announced it during the turnover and demonstration set up of the tents that will serve as temporary classrooms, which were donated by the Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS)on Thursday at the PRC Multipurpose Hall and Logistics Center.
As the number of individuals displaced by Mayon’s looming eruption rises, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to provide humanitarian assistance, such as the construction of latrines in evacuation centers, to ensure the safety and well-being of affected families.
The PRC has begun the construction of 10 latrines in various evacuation centers in the municipalities of Guinobatan and Malilipot to maintain proper hygiene and sanitation amid the ongoing unrest of Mayon volcano, which remains placed under Alert Level 4.
The Turkish Red Crescent Society turned over a donation worth P3,298,312 to the Philippine Red Cross, in support of the ongoing relief operations in Bukidnon and Lanao Del Sur, which are among the 23 provinces hit by Tropical Storm Vinta.
The donation will be used to provide food packs to 4,600 families in the municipalities of Kitao-Kitao and San Fernando in Bukidnon and the municipalities of Magdalum and Tugaya in Lanao Del Sur.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC)advised the affected communities to be vigilant on the health hazards of volcanic ash to human health as alert level 4 was raised over Mayon Volcano in Legazpi, Albay.
According to PRC Health Services, exposure to falling ash may cause a number of health problems especially respiratory illnesses such as nose and throat irritation, coughing, bronchitis-like illness, and discomfort while breathing. Eye irritation and minor skin problems are also among the bad effects of exposure to volcanic ash.