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Typhoon Washi 

 

The second consignment of WSBs reached Cagayan de Oro on Sunday, 5 February and were distributed the same day to families most in need in four evacuation centres by local representatives of Humanity First in partnership with the Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development. The attached photographs show receipt, distribution and briefing sessions. 

The latest detailed SitRep (OCHA – United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) shows that the lack of potable water continues to be a key concern for some 150,000 people of whom about a third remain in evacuation centres. The assessed priority needs in the affected area currently include the following: · Non Food Items (NFIs) including kitchen utensils, blankets, sleeping mats and jerry cans, slippers, clothing · WASH facilities – water, soaps, hygiene kits, and latrines, water kits, hyposol and jerry cans · Food items – ready-to-eat food with appropriate nutrition (noodles and rice) · Potable/ drinking water, water purifiers, portable tents



This was a remarkably swift operation thanks to the De La Salle College teams in Manila and Iligan, with help from their military partners in transporting the boxes, and the Department of Education in Iligan City. 

The latest detailed SitRep (OCHA – United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) shows that the lack of potable water continues to be a key concern for some 150,00 people of whom about a third remain in evacuation centres. Finding safe alternative land on which to construct their future homes is expected to take at least six months. Given the scale of this disaster it is probable that we will be asked for further help. Clubs keen to assist are asked to make their cheques payable to ‘Worldwaterworks Limited’ and send them to the registered office of our Rotary charity – Westfield Business Centre, 32 Second Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton, Radstock BA3 4BH. 


Further to updates 11 and 12 describing the devastating typhoon (Washi) that struck the island of Mindanao, Southern Philippines on Friday, 16 December and our planned response. The consignment of Water-Survival Boxes sent to the head of De La Salle College reached Manila airport on 23 December and Iligan City, some 800 km to the south, on 28 December. There members of the local De La Salle College, working with the Department of Education, organised distribution and briefing sessions for families in Evacuation Centres that had been established in the grounds of schools in the City. The attached photos are a selection taken from an album of 53 photos provided by the De La Salle College that can be seen via the following link - @picasaweb.google.com  

This was a remarkably swift operation thanks to the De La Salle College teams in Manila and Iligan, with help from their military partners in transporting the boxes, and the Department of Education in Iligan City. 

The latest detailed SitRep (OCHA – United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) shows that the lack of potable water continues to be a key concern for some 150,00 people of whom about a third remain in evacuation centres. Finding safe alternative land on which to construct their future homes is expected to take at least six months. Given the scale of this disaster it is probable that we will be asked for further help. Clubs keen to assist are asked to make their cheques payable to ‘Worldwaterworks Limited’ and send them to the registered office of our Rotary charity – Westfield Business Centre, 32 Second Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton, Radstock BA3 4BH.


Further to update 11 (21 December) describing the devastating typhoon (Washi) that struck the island of Mindanao, Southern Philippines on Friday, 16 December and our planned response. The consignment of Water-Survival Boxes sent to the head of De La Salle College reached Manila airport yesterday afternoon (23rd) and this morning we received the following message from Franciscan Brother Aikee:

Goods came in last night and were released this morning. Thanks also to the help of the Bureau of Customs. I decided to endorse it to the Department of Education since they badly need it in the schools which became evacuation centers and this helped us gather resources to get all of these moving. We sought the help of the Armed Forces to bring it from the airport and the Navy to ship it. They were supposed to ship it on Monday but I heard that they were meeting to hopefully ship tomorrow. It will be received by a representative of the Department of Education in Iligan City where it will be sent to those who badly need it. - 

Further to updates 11 and 12 describing the devastating typhoon (Washi) that struck the island of Mindanao, (link to regional page Southern Philippines on Friday, 16 December and our planned response. The consignment of Water-Survival Boxes sent to the head of De La Salle College reached Manila airport on 23 December and Iligan City, some 800 km to the south, on 28 December. There members of the local De La Salle College, working with the Department of Education, organised distribution and briefing sessions for families in Evacuation Centres that had been established in the grounds of schools in the City. The attached photos are a selection taken from an album of 53 photos provided by the De La Salle College that can be seen via the following link - @picasaweb.google.com  

This was a remarkably swift operation in Manila thanks to the De La Salle College team and their military partners.

Thanks to the recent BigGive Christmas Challenge the cost of this initial consignment will be covered. However, given the scale of this disaster it is probable that we will be asked for further help. Clubs keen to assist are asked to make their cheques payable to ‘Worldwaterworks Limited’ and send them to the registered office of our Rotary charity – Westfield Business Centre, 32 Second Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton, Radstock BA3 4BH.

On Monday contact was established with the De La Salle College at Green Hills in Metro Manila where the Franciscan Brothers had mounted a relief operation. They were co-ordinating receipt of aid from the Philippines and also accepted our offer of a consignment of Water-Survival Boxes to be flown into Manila International airport. This consignment was collected from our depot in Somerset this afternoon (Wednesday 21 December), will leave Birmingham airport tomorrow and arrive in Manila on 23 December.
   

As soon as customs clearance has been given the WSBs will be taken some 800 km south to the town of Iligan (one of the worst affected areas) on Mindanao for distribution by the local De La Salle College team to families ‘most in need’

The attached photos show some of the affected families in Iligan and initial supplies of bottled water to provide protection from water borne disease ahead of the arrival of the Water-Survival Boxes.

Thanks to the recent BigGive Christmas Challenge the cost of this initial consignment will be covered. However, given the scale of this disaster it is probable that we will be asked for further help. Clubs keen to assist are asked to make their cheques payable to ‘Worldwaterworks Limited’ and send them to the registered office of our Rotary charity – Westfield Business Centre, 32 Second Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton, Radstock BA3 4BH.
Hugo Pike PHF - Director of Operations – Worldwaterworks Limited  
 

Finding safe alternative land on which to construct their future homes is expected to take at least six months. Given the scale of this disaster it is probable that we will be asked for further help. Clubs keen to assist are asked to make their cheques payable to ‘Worldwaterworks Limited’ and send them to the registered office of our Rotary charity – Westfield Business Centre, 32 Second Avenue, Westfield Trading Estate, Midsomer Norton, Radstock BA3 4BH. 


 

 

 


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