(Completed Project - 2009)
On September 26th, the strong typhoon, Ketsana, brought an equivalent of a month’s amount of rain in just 12 hours. As a result, the city of Manila experienced massive flooding and destruction leaving more than 700,000 people displaced. According to BBC News, “at one point, 80% of the city was submerged. Tens of thousands of people were left homeless.”
The displaced are now in evacuation centers – suffering without the basic commodities like food, clean drinking water, medicine, blankets, clothing and shelter. To date, almost 300 have died and many more missing. Sadly, this is still expected to rise. It was the worst flood that hit the city in more than 40 years and tagged as the “storm of the century”.
Global Aid Network is carrying out emergency relief operations in coordination with our local partners in Philippines. We are urgently trying to send supplies and medical assistance and we need your help. A gift of $95 will supply one family with essentials such as
- mosquito nets,
- medical vaccines
It allowed us to help with future rebuilding and construction of new homes, whereby reaching out to as many families as possible.