Update on Relief for Typhoon Haiyan

International Needs Philippines Relief Operations team has arrived in Carigara, Leyte. After four days of traveling by land, our team has finally arrived in one of the least reached towns that has been completely devastated by typhoon Haiyan. The team consists of a disaster response expert, a Registered Nurse, a Registered Social Worker, two Pastors and trained INPH staff and volunteers. With them are ready-to-eat food items, water, mats and medicines.


The travel for the team has not been easy due to the threats to their health and security. A few days after the team started traveling, news about communist insurgents intercepting relief trucks coming to Carigara surfaced. However, these did not diminish the desire of the team to help in the disaster as they may be the first aid agency to penetrate Carigara, Leyte. This is due to the fact that most of the aids and relief goods are concentrated in Tacloban City and Samar Island. The people in Leyte have been stricken with hunger, thirst and chaos as food shortages are experienced and electricity, water and communication lines have not been restored. Coupled with news about looting and robbery, the province has been bombarded by several problems that have weakened the spirits and hope of the people.

The team will remain in the area until Sunday (November 17, 2013). After the said initial relief, the team will regroup in Manila to send out the second batch of people who will be responsible for the second phase of disaster response, which is recovery and restoration.

Please continue to pray with us not only for the team but also for our brothers and sisters who have lost their families, shelter and livelihood. You can assist in International Needs Philippines' disaster response efforts to help the victims of typhoon Haiyan by sending your support in the following accounts below.

 

Account Name: International Needs Incorporated 
PH Peso Bank Account: 101540006884
US Dollar Bank Account: 011543010370 
UCPB Concepcion Branch, Marikina City, Philippines 
(Swift code: UCPBPHMM)
Or contact (+63) 940-4975, 942-45-88

For more details, please visit our our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/INeedsPH.

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Relief for Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan (Local Name: Yolanda) has now moved away from the Philippines. However, rescuers in Tacloban City in Leyte counted at least 100 dead and many more injured Saturday a day after one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the central Philippine province, wiping away buildings and leveling seaside homes in massive storm surges. Communication facilities have been toppled down as well making communication virtually impossible at those directly along the path of the supertyphoon.

Local authorities have reported that there are at least 900,000 people that need help in relief and rehabilitation of their homes at more than 4Million people are affected as well in the central Philippines.

One of the most badly hit areas is Carigara, Leyte about 50km north of Tacloban City where the Typhoon Haiyan made its 2nd landfall. There are about 117 IN sponsored children in Carigara, Leyte that are directly affected while in Albay, 30 out of 48 families of beneficiaries resorted to evacuation on Friday. They have already made their way back to their homes on Saturday morning, as the weather has improved. The house of one beneficiary, Randito Openiano (PHAL0277MNZ), sustained extreme damage due to the storm, as winds blew the roof of their house.

International Needs Philippines is responding by providing relief goods to those directly affected in Leyte and Albay. It has already coordinated with its local partners for a quick response to its IN supported children and families as well as those heavily affected communities. INPH staff will be on the ground to assess further potential assistance. 

Please continue to pray for the affected families. Any additional support, in cash or in kind, will be most welcome.

Account Name: International Needs Incorporated 
PH Peso Bank Account: 101540006884

US Dollar Bank Account: 011543010370 

UCPB Concepcion Branch, Marikina City, Philippines 
(Swift code: UCPBPHMM)
Or contact (+63) 940-4975, 942-45-88

For more details, please visit our our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/INeedsPH.

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When the queue is too long or when the pump fails, residents would go to the neighboring spring at the expense of a longer walk and less potable water.


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