In August, severe flooding inundated Metro Manila and the northern Philippines, affecting over 500,000 people. Peace Winds America (PWA) and its local partner, Citizens' Disaster Response Center (CDRC), have been distributing relief supplies to families in evacuation centers and to vulnerable communities. With PWA support, CDRC is strengthening community capabilities through community-based disaster management and training.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In late July and August intense monsoon rains and Typhoon Saola flooded Metro Manila and much of the island of Luzon. The floods affected over 500,000 people, forcing 17,000 into evacuation centers. Many families returning to their homes lack basic supplies, and need support to rebuild their houses and regain their livelihoods. To meet future disasters, communities are attempting to develop community-based disaster management programs. PWA is aiding CDRC in these efforts
How will this project solve this problem?
PWA and local partner CDRC have been distributing relief supplies to affected families in the Philippines. Relief supplies include food, blankets and sanitary items that meet emergency needs. PWA is supporting CDRC to develop community-based disaster management programs, necessary to lessen the impact of future disasters in this vulnerable nation.
Potential Long Term Impact
By providing relief goods, we can meet emergency, immediate needs. Most important is the need for us and others to target community-based disaster management programs to better prepare and respond to future disasters.
Total Funding Received to Date: $60
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $60 . The original project funding goal was $15,000.