We will provide food packs, medicines, hygiene kits and starter livelihood packages to 2500 children affected by Super Typhoon Goni in 10 villages in Albay province. We will work with local youth-based associations in the identification and delivery of these support and then strengthen them for long-term recovery and partnership efforts.
Super typhoon Goni has brought misery to thousands of very poor families and coupled with the Coronavirus pandemic, children and the elderly are the most affected. Children are not allowed to go out because of the pandemic but evacuation because of the Super typhoon forced them to do so together with their families. The need to provide support to them is very much needed and urgent.
The package of support that we will provide will include food packs, medicines, hygiene kits and simple livelihood for children and their families. This is aimed to improve their social, physical and economic well-being.
The welfare of children during disasters is often unattended and there is a need to prioritize their needs. In so doing we will be ensuring their welfare with the hope to enable them to be productive citizens in the future.