CRS and USAID Meeting Needs of Flood Victims in the Phillippines (Photos)

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CRS is partnering with the U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID) in responding to the flood victims of Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines, providing vital emergency supplies, including water and items for personal hygiene. CRS has installed 5 water tanks and is now supplying water to two evacuation centers .

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is supporting disaster relief efforts for victims of Tropical Storm Sendong. To date, USAID has provided a total of $900,000 for emergency relief and early recovery operations for those affected in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City in Mindanao. The initial $100,000 was provided in partnership with the U.S.-based non-governmental organization Catholic Relief Services for non-food emergency supplies, including water purification tablets, hygiene kits, and containers for potable water. A subsequent $800,000 was given for logistical support for water distribution and temporary shelter materials as identified by the USAID/OFDA assessment team that visited the flood-affected areas last week.

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