- International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
A first French Red Cross team flew in on 15 November 2013, with three and a half tonnes of equipment. On site, almost 100,000 emergency kits (mattresses, jerry cans, sanitation, blankets, tents, mosquito nets, etc.) were distributed to 20,000 affected families by the Movement. From April 2014 to November 2015, the French Red Cross worked on building safer, more robust housing for 500 families and developing community infrastructures for 3,750 residents. Finally, the association set up a project to reduce disaster risks aimed at communities, local authorities and schools.
In order to take care of the Philippines victims in the emergency, Médecins Sans Frontières provided 30,900 consultations, 2,100 surgical procedures and mental health activities for 2,700 people, and sent a further 200 tonnes of medical and logistical equipment.
Water and sanitation specialists arranged for the distribution of over one million litres of drinking water.The association has also distributed more than 28,000 basic essentials kits to families in need. It also set up a hospital with a maternity unit and which also deals with common medical conditions and routine childhood immunisation activities until primary and secondary care has been restored to the required level.
CARE came to the aid of the families most affected by the typhoon in three main ways:
- Distribution of food packs to 44,000 people: rice, salt, sugar, beans, cooking oil, dried fish and more. When the Philippine markets reopened, CARE sourced local products in order to support the economic recovery and to provide families with familiar foods.
- Distribution of repair kits to over 2,350 households for their homes: construction equipment, tools, etc. as well as training by carpenters to enable them to rebuild their shelters in a safe way.
- Support for the development of new income-generating activities for 930 households.