Christmas week 2017, major typhoon Vinta devastated close to 10 million people in central and southern Philippines. Many of these areas were heavily damaged in 2013 by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Asia America Initiative with our local partners are conducting long-term and emergency relief by providing shelter, food and water to thousands of families. We also provide shelter materials, hygiene supplies, medicines and other post-trauma services to a target of 30,000 persons, mostly children.
In Decemember 2017, Typhoon Vinta heavily damaged areas of the Philippines, many previously destroyed in 2013 by super typhoon Haiyan. The floods, wind damage and mud- and rock-slides have displaced nearly 100,000 people. More than 200 people have perished. Zamboanga and Sulu Province were heavily damaged by wind and floods. Many houses and schools were destroyed. We continue to assist displaced and severely affected communities. Our goal for 2018 is 10,000 people, primarily children and elders
Asia America Initiative provides shelter, 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 Typhoon Vinta target population in 2018 is 10,000 people 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 10,000 Typhoon Vinta victims during 2018. 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.