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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Change of Destination

On December 4th 2012,  couple of weeks after we shipped our last container of medical aid out to the Philippines, the island of Mindanao was hit by a category 5 tropical storm "Typhoon Bopha" (locally known as "Pablo") which caused a tremendous amount of damage and the loss of around 1900 lives, mainly in the provinces of Davao Oriental Compostella Valley.

This is the second deadliest typhoon ever to hit the Philippines and world-wide the worst natural disaster of the 2012. Over 200,000 homes were damaged and 25% of the country's banana crop was destroyed. Damage to property and infrastructure has been estimated at over US$800

At the request of the recipients, Philippine Relief And Development Services (PHILRADS) we have now managed to get the container of medical supplies and equipment  redirected to the port of Davao, close to the disaster area, for distribution to various medical centres in the affected region.

PHILRADS are a major disaster relief and development agency whom we have worked with on a previous aid project and we are delighted to have been able to help them in this way.

Over £100,000 worth of medical aid 
(bandages, dressings, needles, hygiene supplies and the like) 
now bound for Mindanao disaster region
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