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Appeal for aid to the Hagupit-ravaged areas in the Philippines

Posted on 9 December 2014

Call to global partners, networks, CSOs

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December 8, 2014
 
Another typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) has ravaged anew a huge area in central Philippines in the last two days. This includes big swaths of Samar, Leyte and nearby islands, which had suffered the brunt of last year’s super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), and additional provinces this time in the Bicol and Southern Tagalog regions.
 
Hagupit has directly affected at least two million inhabitants in at least 16 provinces in six regions, which were partially or totally isolated due to local flooding, landslides and road cuts, disruption of regular transport, and power and communications outages. The typhoon has incurred dozens of fatalities and heavy damage to homes, livelihoods and infrastructure.
 
The typhoon’s overall impact may yet prove to be more severe than officially reported, since many ravaged areas were still slowly recovering from earlier disasters. With food stocks, homes, key food production systems and sources of livelihood disrupted anew, hundreds of thousands of disaster survivors remain in dire need of food, clean water, clothing, shelter, and medical services. This is aggravated by the dire poverty, underdevelopment, and environmental hazards inflicted on fisherfolk, lowland peasant, and upland communities.
 
As we have done in the face of Haiyan’s destruction last year, IBON International again calls on our global partners, networks, civil society groups, and friends to raise the necessary funds and resources to be delivered to the most disaster-affected areas, towards their urgent relief and rehabilitation.
 
Our efforts will greatly augment those of our Philippine-based partners, whose relief and rehabilitation campaigns have been continuing since last year. These campaigns especially benefit the landless peasants, impoverished workers, fisherfolk and urban poor who are most vulnerable to post-disaster impacts.
 
You may send cash donations to:
 
Citizens’ Disaster Response Center
 
Peso Account:
Account Name: Citizens’ Disaster Response Center
Bank: Metrobank, Examiner Branch, Quezon City, Philippines Account No. 636-3-63600741-3
 
Dollar Account:
Account Name: Citizens’ Disaster Response Center
Bank: Metrobank, Examiner Branch, Quezon City, Philippines Account No. 636-2-63600158-3
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
 
We will also receive cash donations sent to the following IBON accounts:
 
Dollar Account
Account Name: IBON International Foundation, Inc.
Bank account no: 009594-0019-98
Bank Name: Bank of Philippine Islands
BPI Timog-EDSA Branch
Swiftcode: BOPIPHMM
Bank address: 114 Timog Ave. Quezon City 1103 Philippines
 
Paypal account:
 
 
Thank you.
 
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