In November 2013, close to 9 million people in the Philippines were devastated by the cataclysmic super typhoon Haiyan [also named Yolanda]. Asia America Initiative with our local partners continue to conduct long-term emergency relief and provide food and water to thousands of families. We purchase basic foods in bulk in local markets along with hygiene supplies, medicines and other life-saving services. We seek to surpass our initial goal was 5,000 families or 30,000 persons, mostly children.
In November 2013, the central area of the Philippines was devastated by a large earthquake followed by super typhoon Yolanda [Haiyan]. The quake, floods and mudslides displaced nearly 9 million people. Some 10,000 perished. Further south, Zamboanga city and nearby villages were severely damaged by war, fire and floods. Many hospitals and schools were destroyed. We continue to assist displaced and severely affected communities with our goal for 2016 being 30,000 people, primarily young children.
Asia America Initiative provides medical and food support to disaster survivors, especially in remote villages that are difficult to reach. We assist thousands of families, especially children, in desperate need. We extend a lifeline through partnerships with courageous volunteers and professionals. Our target population in 2016 is an additional 30,000, especially school children. We also will distribute large quantities of donated medical, hygiene and education/school supplies.
Our long term goal is self-sufficiency of storm survivors across the region. Our immediate goal is to assist 30,000 additional disaster victims during 2016. The immediate impact is to keep people alive, healthy and in a positive frame of mind enthusiastic about building a better future. The long term effect is to have a role in addressing the medical and social systems of impacted communities. Our strength is in our multiple partnerships with local, national and international organization.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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