In our visits to the Typhoon Haiyan survivors we found out that some families, epecially those living in mountainous and hard to reach, cut-off areas have not received food aid. They are subsisting on grasses, coconuts and some root crops. All the bananas and corn which are main agricultural produce here have been wiped out by the fury of the typhoon. The next months will be very critical for the survivors and the future is bleak given that aid agencies are starting to leave. Some donors are also concentrating in supporting survivors living at the side of the highways or those in the cities of Ormoc and Tacloban because their big trucks could not travel in rough and difficult terrain. We are however very capable to reach the mountainous areas because we have a 4x4 hilux pick-up and 4 motorcycles deployed in the site. As of today we have distributed a total of 930 food packs to 930 families. Our food packs are not noodles and sardines which are common packs here but Filipino foods comprising dried fish, mongo, rice, dried meat and local coffee.
Thank you so much and wishing you will help me drum-up additional support for this initiative so that we can provide more food packs especially in the coming Christmas and New Year.
Very sincerely yours,
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