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Disaster Response for the Victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Central Philippines

Nov 11, 2013

  The Japan-Philippines NGO Network (JPN), through its secretariat - the Asian Community Center 21 (ACC21), is calling for donations and assistance for the ongoing relief operations for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (International Codename: Haiyan) in Central Philippines.

■Situation report on the Effects of Super Typhoon Yolanda

The scene of destruction in Tacloban City. Photo from Inquirer.Net
  On November 6, 2013 (Philippine time), super typhoon "Yolanda" (International name: Haiyan) entered the Philippine area of responsibility and on November 8, it made landfall in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. It brought storm surges with a height of 5-6 meters. With sustained wind speeds between 236-315 kph, "Yolanda" is said to be one of the strongest typhoons in world history. It moved across the Visayan region and made landfall six times and caused massive flooding and destruction. It is said to be more destructive than super typhoon Pablo which left more than 1,000 dead last year.

  According to the Situation Report of the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) (as of November 11, 2013, 6AM), the number of deaths was pegged at 255, the number of injured at 71, and the number of missing at 38. An estimate of 615,774 individuals (128,303 families) from 471 municipalities and 51 cities in 41 provinces of Regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and CARAGA were affected by the devastating typhoon. 615,774 individuals (128,303 families) are being served inside and outside evacuation centers. Affected islands include Leyte, Samar, Northern Cebu, Northern Negros, Panay, Mindoro, and Northern Mindanao.

  According to estimates of the Philippine Red Cross and local officials, more than 10,000 people died from the disaster. More than 1,000 are estimated to have perished in the city of Tacloban in the island of Leyte alone.

  The Philippine Army, Philippine Red Cross and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and local NGOs are continuing the search for the missing and are involved in handing out relief goods. Efforts to reach communities and evacuation centers isolated due to washed away roads and bridges are also being taken.

■Donation Campaign

  JPN is calling for donations and assistance for the ongoing relief operations for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Central Philippines. JPN is currently coordinating with its counterpart, the Philippines-Japan NGO Partnership (PJP), which is composed of 19 member organizations, in gathering information on the situation of the affected areas and methods of relief operations.

  The PJP Secretariat is the Caucus of Development NGO Network (CODE-NGO), which is composed of network NGOs in the Philippines.

■How to donate
Please remit your donations to the bank account below:

<Account details>
Bank name: JP Bank

■When remitting from JP Bank:
Account number:00140-6-338579
Account name:日比NGOネットワーク (Nippi NGO Nettowa-ku)

■When remitting from other banks:
Branch number:019
Deposit type:当座 (Tōza)
Account number:0338579 Account name:日比NGOネットワーク (Nippi NGO Nettowa-ku)

Note: 20% of the proceeds will be used for operations such as liaisons and communication with the local partner, international remittance fees, international communication, etc.

※Due to occasional problems on retrieving the information regarding the remittance transaction, please contact ACC21 through telephone, fax or email and provide your name, address, and contact number(s). Tel:03-3945-2615 Fax:03-3945-2692  E-mail address:jpn@acc21.org

【References and other related websites】

・National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
・Official Gazette of the President of the Philippines
・Philippine Red Cross
・Bangon Philippines
・Inquirer net

【About JPN】
The Japan-Philippines NGO Network (JPN) consists of 20 Japanese organizations whose activities are engaged in the Philippines.

JPN Secretariat (Megumi Nishijima, Gladys Angala)
C/O Asia Community Center 21 (ACC21)
1st fl., Asia Bunka Kaikan, 2-12-13, Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113-8642
TEL:+81-3-3945-2615 FAX:+81-3-3945-2692
E-mail: jpn@acc21.org (Available on: 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., weekdays)
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