Final Update: December 22, 2020
Thankfully, the local government took action early and most people living in high risk areas were evacuated. Some families are still living with relatives or in evacuation centers. A total of 988 beneficiaries and their families were impacted. Home repairs and rebuilding will be supported through disaster relief funds.
Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries, families, and church partners. Continue to pray for protection for the families as they are still at risk for COVID-19, due to crowded living conditions.
Disaster Alert: November 12, 2020
Typhoon Vamco made landfall in Luzon with heavy rainfall and strong winds which have caused extensive flooding, particularly in Bicol. Currently, the heavy rains and flooding are affecting Calabarzon, Central Luzon, and Metro Manila. Impact is widespread and the Philippines National Office and Child Development Centers (CDCs) are in the process of assessing impact. A list of affected beneficiaries is not yet available; however, it is currently estimated that 13 CDCs were heavily impacted. Many families have been evacuated to shelters and others are being rescued at their homes, as needed. One of the CDCs is an evacuation center for beneficiaries and their families. There is concern for the health of people staying in the evacuation centers, so prevention information is being shared with those living in the shelters.
Please pray for the safety, provision, and protection from illness & COVID-19 of beneficiaries, families, church partners and staff in the typhoon affected areas.