Supertifón en Filipinas

noviembre 08, 2013

In the immediate aftermath of the catastrophe, Educo prepared and distributed food packs to 10,000 families in the Tacloban area, including some 30,000 children. The packs, which included canned tuna, meat and sardines, rice, coffee and noodles, were prepared in Bicol, our intervention area in the country—some 400 kilometers from the typhoon’s epicenter—and sent to the most affected areas with urgency.

Once the critical stage of the emergency had passed, our action focused on ensuring that 2,143 students from the most affected schools in the Samar Este Province (in them municipalities of Balangiga, Balangkayan, Giporlos, Guiuan, Hernani, Lawa-an, Mercedes, Quinapondan and Salcedo) could study in temporary classrooms while their schools were being rebuilt. We outfitted these temporary spaces with the necessary material and equipment so that the children could study in conditions, and we trained teachers to provide emotional support.
A year after Haiyan, another typhoon, Hagupit, hit the archipelago again, although this time in lesser severity. Still, the typhoon caused 28 fatalities and 1.8 million people were evacuated from their homes.  Of the three provinces in which we are active, Albay was the most hard hit, suffering serious damages to homes and agriculture. Several of our program schools sustained damages, especially to the rooves. Thanks to the contributions of our collaborators and donors, we provide the material needed to repair these schools.


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