The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) launched a 5-year developmental project in three of PRC chapters in Capiz, Antique and Aklan (CA- ANAK) to reduce health and disaster risks within its communities.
The project that kicked off on April 1, 2017 was spearheaded by the PRC’s Disaster Management and Health Services with the support from the Canadian Red Cross.
The Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) Health Services together with the PRC Cebu Chapter launched the Community Health and Hygiene Promotion Project (CHHP) in Northern Cebu on June 16, 2017 at Ala Mercedes Gold Course, in Medellin, Cebu.
The project seeks to continually address the need to improve access to public health service delivery for the most vulnerable communities to create healthier, safer and resilient communities.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) handed over a Php 2 Million check to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) today, at the BSP Complex in Malate Manila.
PRC Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon received the donation from BSP Governor Nestor Espenillas Jr. “Thank you Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas for your trust in the Philippine Red Cross. PRC assured the BSP that their contribution shall go a long way in fulfilling its mission to alleviate human suffering and help the most vulnerable through its quality of volunteers, logistics, and information technology,” said Gordon.
To continue delivering humanitarian services, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) with the support from the International Federation of the Red Cross Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (IFRC DREF), an emergency operation was conducted to provide immediate assistance to the Filipino returnees from the state of Sabah in Malaysia.
As of July 14, 2017, more than 3,000 returnees have arrived in Zamboanga City since the crisis started on February 15. Most of the returnees are from the eastern part of Sabah such as Semporna, Tawau, Lahad Datu, Kunak, Sandakan-Romero and Sandakan-Kumunak.
Providing safe and potable water is an utmost concern in disaster affected areas. The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) immediately conducted Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) operations to provide clean and safe access of water to the effected families of Ormoc in Leyte, after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook the province on July 6, 2017.