Volcano Eruption in The Philippines updated Summer 2001

Situation Report
Originally published
At 12:15p.m. on Sunday, June 24, the Mayon Volcano erupted in the Philippines spewing ash columns over three miles. Ash and stone rained down on six nearby towns and forced the evacuation of more than 11,000 people. By 5 p.m., that number had reached over 22,000 and may continue to grow. A five-mile area around the southeastern edge of the volcano known as "no-man's land" has been designated a danger zone. There had been mild activity around the volcano several weeks before the eruption, but no one could have predicted the outcome.
Emergency Response

Catholic Relief Services' partner, Caritas Philippines, is responding to the emergency along with other governmental agencies. CRS is supporting these efforts and is accepting donations for the inevitable post-rehabilitation needs of the victims.

Catholic Relief Services has been working in the Philippines since 1945.

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