Appeal Target: US$ 201,177
Balance requested: US$181,177
Geneva, 06 September 2006
For several weeks, Mayon Volcano has continued to emit lava. On August 14, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology-Bicol (PHIVOLCS) said that Mayon's seismic activity was entering its most dangerous phase after weeks of ejecting lava and ash. PHIVOLCS has sustained alert level 4, signifying "intense unrest" with a "hazardous eruption within days." The 6-kilometer radius permanent danger zone has also been extended to an 8-kilometer radius. Although the major eruption has not yet occurred, destruction to crops has already been recorded and has caused the evacuation of families.
Based on the August 21update released by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, 9,905 families (48,261 individuals) from 32 barangays of the five affected municipalities and three cities have been evacuated to 29 evacuation centres all over Albay Province.
While volcanic activity seems to have lessened, it will take time before alert levels can be conclusively brought down. Evacuees will also not be allowed to go back to their land as lava flow is still fresh and possibility of hazards still remain high. It is thus looking to be a protracted evacuation process. There will also be a major need to support post-disaster rehabilitation.
The revised appeal include a proposal from Christian Aid/ACT. ACT member Christian Aid is working through its local partner Community Organizers of the Philippine Enterprise (COPE). COPE mobilized staff and volunteers to assist in evacuation camp operations in Legazpi City and neighboring towns as well as for relief distribution in co-ordination with the Social Action Center of the Catholic Church. They propose to respond during three months and intend to fill gaps in others’ response. They will focus on distribution of mattresses, hygiene kits, some psychosocial activities as well as livelihood inputs .
ACT member National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) is through this appeal responding to the needs of the evacuees through Andurog Mayon, the NCCP Disaster Response Committee in Albay Province. NCCP/ACT provide assistance to around 4,000 families through the distribution of food, non-food items and medical assistance; agriculture assistance to around 1,000 farmers/farm-workers through the distribution of seeds, seedlings and other farm inputs; food-for-work assistance to 1,000 families; conduct disaster management seminars for volunteers and communities.
Project Completion Date:
NCCP/ACT - 30 June 2007
Christian Aid/ACT – 30 November 2006
|Reports due at ACT CO||
28 February 2007
|Final narrative & financial||
31 January 2007
31 August 2007
28 February 2007
30 September 2007
Summary of Appeal Targets, Pledges/Contributions Received and Balance Requested:
|Christian Aid/ACT||NCCP/ACT||Total Target|
|Appeal Targets||$ 70,372||$ 130,805||$ 201,177|
|Less: Pledges/Contr. Recd||$ 0||$ 20,000||$ 20,000|
|Balance requested from ACT Alliance||$ 70,372||$ 110,805||$ 181,177|