5,000 Hot Meals for Homeless Haiyan Survivors

A microproject by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
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Summary

Thousands of families in Tacloban live in tents and improvised shelters. These families are incredibly vulnerable - an afternoon of tropical rain can destroy food stores and make cooking impossible. With your support, we'll operate a mobile soup kitchen to provide emergency food aid on an "as needed" basis after heavy rainfall. A meal costs just 10 cents and provides a lifeline for families who lost everything in Typhoon Haiyan.
$575
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Families living in improvised shelters don't have running water, concrete floors, or proper bating facilities. In these unsanitary conditions, illnesses like Dengue Fever and water-borne diseases are common. Nutritious food is essential to helping survivors stay healthy so they can fight off illnesses like Dengue fever. As the rainy season progresses sanitary conditions are set to worsen. This makes providing meals when displaced families need help essential to long-term health.

Solution

Our mobile soup kitchen has already provided more than 1,500 meals following storms. These meals help families avoid malnutrition, stay healthy and give families the strength to carry on.

Long-Term Impact

Our mobile soup kitchen is not a long-term solution for food security in Tacloban. However, it reduces suffering, gives survivors hope for the future, and helps survivors stay healthy. Without the food they need to resist illness, survivors are at high risk of diseases like dengue fever and water-borne illness.

Resources

http:/​/​www.idvolunteers.org

Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.idvolunteers.org
Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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