Surviving the Flood (Credit: ABC)
On the weekend of August 10, four days after devastating floods ravaged Manila and surrounding provinces. The Asia America Initiative began its flood relief effort with the support of funds from Global Giving, volunteers from numerous non-profit and community organizations, and transportation by rescue teams from the Civil Affairs Bureau of the Philippine armed forces. The volunteers began deliver aid to 200 families or more than1,000 persons in the heavily flooded Taguig neighborhood.
On Monday August 13, AAI staff, volunteers, and partners continued purchasing food, medicines, clean water, and blankets for flood victims. They also began distributing supplies in other hard-to-reach communities that are still flooded, where disease is beginning to spread. At present, a new typhoon is producing heavy rains, complicating the relief efforts. According to government statistics, 89 people have already perished. We seek your support to purchase enough medicine, food and water to serve, at minimum, 2,000 evacuated families or 12,000 persons, the majority of whom are children.
Each Bag Contains Food, Medicine, and Soap
Preparing Food for Distribution
Waiting in Line for Emergency Assistance (Reuters)
Photo Credit: John Javellana/AP
AAI Staff Preparing Aid Materials