The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), through its Welfare Service, provided psychosocial support to the families and relatives of the missing crew members of the MV StarliteAtlantic in Batangas Port yesterday, December 28.
Days after Typhoon Nina (International name Nock-Ten) made its first landfall and battered Catanduanes and provinces in the Bicol region, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to makeits presence felt in the affected areas through its local chapters and Red Cross 143 volunteers by extending assistance throughwelfare desk, clearing operations and provision of hot meals in evacuation centers and to stranded passengers in various seaports.
The Philippine Red Cross together with the Movement partners, guided by a coordinated approach and the Movement-wide framework, has supported thousands of households across different provinces affected by the strongest typhoon to make landfall in country’s recorded history.
The emergency relief operation was launched immediately to provide assistance to the people affected across the Central Visayas region. Food, water, clothes and emergency shelter materials were dispatched and more than 8,000 volunteers were mobilized.
Nearly three years after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) wrecked havoc in the central part of the country on November 2013, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program in Iloilo comes to an end, having completed projects that gave thousands of Ilonggos new or rehabilitated, disaster-resilient homes, sustainable sources of livelihood and significant community infrastructure.
As the increasing cases of dengue continuously sweep the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Philippine Red Cross (PRC) extended their response through conducting their Basic Health and Care Unit (BHCU) operation to aid the dengue patients last July 30 in La Trinidad, Benguet.
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) joined other stakeholders in promoting awareness on the global water crisis and the importance of handwashing for children who usually fall prey to water-related diseases, during the Presidential Conference on WASH in Schools, organized by Rotary International last March 18-19, 2016 at the Marriot Hotel in Pasay City.
Even during the Christmas holidays, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) goes out on its way to alleviate the suffering of typhoon-affected families in the country, the foremost humanitarian organization in the country, supported by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), distributed more than P5-million in unconditional cash grant to more than a thousand typhoon Lando-affected families in Nueva Ecija.