Since January 2020, thousands of families in the Philippines have been displaced by Taal Volcano, typhoons, fires, floods, and Covid-19 infections. Asia America Initiative and our partners are providing emergency food, water, tarp shelters, blankets, hygiene, face masks, and basic health care items for 2,000 displaced families and first-responders. We have provided 4 tons of relief supplies. Your donation will assist us in affected communities to inspire hope for the homeless.
In June 2022, the Bulusan Volcano began erupting in the Philippines. In January 2020, the Taal Volcano erupted affecting over 502,500 people. The Philippine government estimated 73,000 school-age children were displaced among 146,992 persons in temporary shelters in 489 evacuation centers. Fresh food, clean water, and shelter materials are still in short supply. Many roads are flood damaged. Worse, this area is affected by the COVID-19 virus with little to no hygiene and medical supplies.
Asia America Initiative is working with local leaders, community organizations, police, and firefighters to deliver urgently needed goods and services to at least 500 families who cannot return to their homes. We have already delivered four tons of food, blankets, and hygiene supplies. We are also sending support for an additional 2,000 families (or 10,000 adults and children) who are homeless in especially hard-to-reach areas in Visayas and Mindanao regions.
Many volcanoes are active across the Pacific Ocean Ring of Fire. Asia America Initiative is helping to provide humanitarian relief to some 2,000 displaced families. We are sending face masks and sterile gloves to firefighters and professional health workers. Relief supplies from the US, including food and hygiene items, will be sent to the Philippines to be distributed to refugee camps and health centers. Your donation will help us to acquire emergency supplies to send to affected communities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).