Apply to Join

Relief for Philippine Typhoon Vinta Survivors

by Asia America Initiative
Relief for Philippine Typhoon Vinta Survivors
Relief for Philippine Typhoon Vinta Survivors
Relief for Philippine Typhoon Vinta Survivors
Relief for Philippine Typhoon Vinta Survivors
Relief for Philippine Typhoon Vinta Survivors
Relief for Philippine Typhoon Vinta Survivors
Relief for Philippine Typhoon Vinta Survivors
Relief for Philippine Typhoon Vinta Survivors
Relief for Philippine Typhoon Vinta Survivors
Relief for Philippine Typhoon Vinta Survivors
Jul 10, 2018

Early Rains are a Challenge in Sulu, Philippines

Typhoon rains arrived early into Sulu, Philippines this year. Flooding is bringing challenges for clean water and good hygiene in the communities Asia America Initiative supports. 

AAI was able to utilize GlobalGiving donations to secure a 1,000 bars of soap to assist more than100 schools in the intensive rain and flooded areas after the new school year began in June. We are also coordinating with school nurses and more than 200 mini-nurses in elementary schools to teach the youngest children hygiene techniques and to prevent water borne diseases caused by mosquitos. We continue to spend GlobalGiving donations to purchase clinical supplies and to disinfect flooded classrooms. "The soaps and disinfectants donated by AAI and their donors have helped us to guard against illness and disease," says school nurse Khoy at Sheikh Mustafa Elementary School.

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 of food, water and hygiene. "The more than 500 water containers [5 gallon]  are filled with fresh filtered stream water and distributed at schools and centers for displaced families,"  says Teacher Sharifa in Indanan.  "Our AAI team extends a lifeline through partnerships with courageous volunteers and professionals."

Currently, in Sulu Typhoon Vinta and recent cyclones have expanded our target population in 2018 of 10,000 people especially children. GlobalGiving has been a source of much-needed funding for the resources needed by Asia America Initiative to keep our lifeline active.  Harsh rainstorms have initiated a severe monsoon season in Southeast Asia, especially in the Philippines.  We sincerely thank all donors for your wonderful generosity.

Links:

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Asia America Initiative

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Albert Santoli
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Asia America Initiative that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.