In a country regularly ravaged by powerful typhoons, the arrival of Typhoon Hagupit, on the heels of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan the previous year, wreaked more havoc on already battered communities.
Whilst timely and comprehensive emergency planning ahead of the typhoon’s landfall averted a disaster on the same scale, especially in loss of life, communities just emerging from the worst effects of Haiyan again suffered the destruction of their homes and livelihoods, with the best part of 1million families affected.
Plan’s staff bonds with children.
Plan staff train residents on water purification methods
In the immediate aftermath, Plan was on hand with practical help such as providing hygiene kits, children’s shelters, tents etc. Now, it is focussing its efforts on a relief, recovery and rehabilitation phase, estimated to last for five years. Programmes will ensure that the children’s mental, physical and emotional well-being are secured, and are aimed at helping some 140,000 families in three provinces – Western Samar, Eastern Samar and Leyte – to recover their livelihoods as well as rebuild their homes.
Film showing at Plan’s holiday gathering.
Plan will continue with its efforts to introduce sanitation facilities, skills training programmes for young men and women, and sustainable micro-enterprises as well as educate communities on disaster readiness to raise the level of self-reliance and community responsibility.
Water and hygiene kits ready for distribution.
To have hope wrested from these families not once but twice in quick succession is enough to destroy the human spirit. With your help, Plan can restore that hope and help these communities to look forward once more to the future.
To help its aid efforts, you can make donations as follows:
Make a donation with your credit card immediately.
Please make a direct deposit into HSBC account #640-068292-838.
To get a donation receipt for tax reduction, please mail the original bank receipt together with your name, address, telephone number and mark “Philippines typhoon Hagupit” to Plan International Hong Kong Limited, Rm 1104, 11/F, Cameron Commercial Centre, 458 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, HK.
Please make cheque payable to Plan International Hong Kong Limited. Please write your name, address, telephone number and mark “Philippine typhoon Hagupit” at the back of the cheque and mail to Plan International Hong Kong Limited, Rm 1104, 11/F, Cameron Commercial Centre, 458 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, HK.