Children International Sends Medical and Relief Supplies to Philippines

Children International Sends Medical and Relief Supplies to Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan Response

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Coastal homes in Legazpi City, Philippines, shredded by Typhoon Haiyan.

Shocked survivors sift through destroyed homes along the coast of Legazpi City, Philippines.

Residents step over debris as they search for belongings in homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan.


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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 6:00pm

Kansas City, MO, November 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Disaster-response teams from Children International are providing immediate and long-term recovery needs on the ground in the Philippines. The organization announced today that three 40-foot containers of relief supplies are en route to the typhoon-ravaged country.

Children International’s professional staff of 200 in the Philippines is focusing efforts on the crisis situation left in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. “The process has two concurrent tracks,” explains Jim Cook, the organization’s president. “While we are on the ground now assisting those in need, we are also utilizing our long-term distribution networks – established over 30 years of working in the Philippines – to provide assistance. We are utilizing that established network to determine the most effective, swift assistance we can provide in the region.”

Children International Philippines Country Director Pio Salvador reports that families continue to sift through what little remains of their shredded homes in Legazpi, just north of the area that experienced the brunt of the Super Typhoon. Local staff are providing immediate aid and counseling for children traumatized by the disaster.

Children International’s Award-Winning Crisis Response History in the Philippines
Over the years, Children International has implemented various disaster-recovery efforts in the typhoon-prone country, running the spectrum from disaster-preparedness training and drills to providing permanent housing for families who were forced to resettle after their houses were buried under mudslides.

Last year, Children International Philippines of the Bicol region received the Best Civil Society Organization on Humanitarian Assistance by the Republic of the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. As a result of receiving the award for three consecutive years, Children International also received the Hall of Fame Award in recognition of its work in disaster relief. In addition, Country Director Pio Salvador received special recognition for his “invaluable contribution in the field of disaster risk-reduction and management.”


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Christy Howard
Public Relations
Children International
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