Philippines Disaster Relief and Recovery

by Peace Winds America


In August, severe flooding inundated Metro Manila and the northern Philippines, affecting over 500,000 people. Peace Winds America (PWA) and its local partner, Citizens' Disaster Response Center (CDRC), have been distributing relief supplies to families in evacuation centers and to vulnerable communities. With PWA support, CDRC is strengthening community capabilities through community-based disaster management and training.
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In late July and August intense monsoon rains and Typhoon Saola flooded Metro Manila and much of the island of Luzon. The floods affected over 500,000 people, forcing 17,000 into evacuation centers. Many families returning to their homes lack basic supplies, and need support to rebuild their houses and regain their livelihoods. To meet future disasters, communities are attempting to develop community-based disaster management programs. PWA is aiding CDRC in these efforts


PWA and local partner CDRC have been distributing relief supplies to affected families in the Philippines. Relief supplies include food, blankets and sanitary items that meet emergency needs. PWA is supporting CDRC to develop community-based disaster management programs, necessary to lessen the impact of future disasters in this vulnerable nation.

Long-Term Impact

By providing relief goods, we can meet emergency, immediate needs. Most important is the need for us and others to target community-based disaster management programs to better prepare and respond to future disasters.


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Peace Winds America

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Jon Ehrenfeld
Seattle, Washington United States

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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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