Solar radios/lights for Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

 
$1,080
$58,920
Raised
Remaining
Apr 18, 2014

Radio-lights protecting Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Lifeline Energy thanks all our generous donors for helping to provide access to radio information and light for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Working with our partner on the ground, the highly respected International Organization for Migration (IOM), the radio-lights were distributed in early 2014 to those families most in need in remote and storm-ravaged islands in the Eastern Visayas, specifically Tubabao Island. Tubabao is an island off the southeastern point of Samar Island. It is one of the islands part of the town of Guiuan, in the province of Eastern Samar in east central Philippines.

Your generosity has provided hundreds of families with access to much need information and news, a light source and an emergency siren. Emergency radio stations were established in the region and our radios gave survivors access to critical information that helped their survival in extreme conditions.  

Lifeline Energy is continuing to raise funds to support Typhoon Haiyan survivors. A recent report by the UK organisation, Communications With Communities, which Lifeline Energy is working with, found that 72 percent of radio listeners in Eastern Samar said that the major reason for not listening to radio programmes was not having a working radio. This aligns with a December 2013 survey conducted by Internews that 80 percent of the population shared the importance of listening to radio.

In any emergency, communication is vital. Electricity has still not been restored in many areas affecting by the typhoon.  This makes having solar and wind-up radio-lights an important tool for staying informed and seeing at night.

Please share this report with your network and help us raise additional funds. If you’re interesting in volunteering with us to raise funds, please contact usulaiman@lifelineenergy.org. Let’s not allow for time to forget the on-going suffering of thousands in the Philippines. Disasters like these take years for people to fully recover.

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Kristine Pearson

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