Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Aug 25, 2020

Extending beyond Banaba thanks to you!

Construction of the new boat will soon start
Construction of the new boat will soon start

It’s August and the rainy season in the Philippines is now in full swing. This in turn means that the threat of floods and typhoons hang ominously over the community of Banaba on a daily basis.

While this threat is a serious one your incredible support over the years has enabled us to provide new eleven flood rescue boats and refurbish another six. Together, these seventeen boats are helping to protect over 5,400 families in and around Banaba. Thank you so much.

Your ongoing generosity means that we’ve now raised enough to provide our next rescue boat. And amazingly, your support, means that we’re now able to extend this project’s reach into a new community.

Ka Noli, President of our amazing local partners Buklod Tao, explained as follows:

“Thank you for the announced availability of funding for fabrication of another rescue boat (big design). Buklod Tao is proud to announce that with your help Banaba is already well served in terms of boat availability. 

However, about six months ago, one Franciscan Brother, Martin Francisco, inquired about the possibility of receiving a big boat. Brother Martin is living with indigenous people called the Dumagats at the Sierra Madre Mountains north of San Mateo (Rizal province).  

Brother Martin is helping the Dumagats in protecting the local ecology from illegal loggers but is very serious about the need for a boat in case there is a big collapse of the nearby  dams - Ipo Dam, Angat Dam, and Burgos Dam. 

We are afraid that the Dumagats people would be seriously affected by the dam(s) collapse, and he is right - just look at what is happening now at the three gorges dam collapse in China. The three dams at the vicinity of Brother Martin’s location already need some retrofitting - this is one his long-time advocacy projects - but the local government is not paying enough attention.

Now, thanks to the IDV donors, we could fabricate fiberglass rescue boats and deliver the product to Brother Martin's Dumagat community in the Sierra Madre Mountains. And to some other communities nearby at risk of flooding.

Our partnership is now providing resilience to other communities as well as Banaba. Three cheers! Salamat po (Thank you)!”

We echo Ka Noli’s thanks and are delighted that this project is now extending beyond Banaba.

Construction of the new boat will start any day now and we’ll be sure to keep you posted right here on GlobalGiving.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support, and if you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to email Andy@IDVolunteers.org. I’d be delighted to hear from you.

When finished the boat will look this one
When finished the boat will look this one
The boat is heading to an area near the Angat dam
The boat is heading to an area near the Angat dam
It will protect Dumagat people like these
It will protect Dumagat people like these
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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom
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