【A-PAD Philippines】 One Month Since Typhoon Rai – A-PAD Distributes Relief Packs
One month has passed since Typhoon Rai heavily damaged the Philippines from December 16 – 18, 2021. According to local authorities, 406 people lost their lives and at least 65 people are still missing (as of January 14, 2022). Over 1,000 people were injured and 770,000 residents were evacuated. Some areas are still unreached and the numbers are expected to rise as access and communication lines recover.
A-PAD Philippines is working with local partner organizations to provide emergency assistance. The Chambers of Commerce in Davao, Cebu, Ormoc, and Metro Naga are sharing their activities on their social media networks and delivering relief items to affected areas with A-PAD Philippines.
Affected residents are having difficulties accessing electricity, safe drinking water, and hygiene facilities and risks of COVID-19 infections are increasing as well. Some islands are experiencing water-borne diseases – according to government statistics, over 400 cases of diarrhea and gastroenteritis have been reported and eight children have died. A-PAD Philippines is working with local partners to deliver relief packages (food, water filter) and water.
December 25, 2021
- Relief packages (500 households), water distribution (407 people), 17 water filtration systems, and 9 solar lanterns were distributed in four coastal communities.
- Together with Waves of Water (W4W), an international NGO, we installed 45 water purification systems at evacuation centers in four areas and distributed hygiene kits and food for pets.
January 2, 2022
- Relief packages (1,398 households) and 993 bags for children were distributed in San Ricardo.
A-PAD Philippines will continue providing relief items.
The damages to the local agriculture and infrastructure were massive and many residents lost their livelihoods. A-PAD Philippines plans to provide mid to long-term reconstruction efforts in the future.
A-PAD Korea began fundraising on GlobalGiving to support the people affected by Typhoon Rai in the Philippines. Thank you for your generous support.