Typhoon Vinta (international name: Tembin) unleashed flash floods that swept away people and houses and set off landslides, leaving more than 123 people dead and 160 others missing, disaster officials said. Most of the deaths from "Vinta" were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur and on the Zamboanga Peninsula which are project areas of the WAND Foundation. We target to support 3,000 hard-hit families with food packs, vegetable seeds, home and latrine repair kits.
Typhoon Vinta is very strong and rivers rampaged through the mountains burying villages along the way causing death and destruction mostly in the provinces of Lanao del Norte and the Zamboanga Peninsula. The WAND Foundation has been working on these places since it founding and many of our beneficiaries are badly affected. There is a need to provide them with direct assistance in terms of water, sanitation, hygiene, food and home repair.
We are located right where Typhoon Vinta struck and we can respond quickly with our logistics, volunteers and staff intact. Our project will be able to provide immediate and long-term relief to the hardest hit households especially those in remote villages. We are experts in providing food, sanitation, hygiene and home repair having done this during Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte.
Full recovery of those affected by the typhoon will be the long-term impact of our initiative.