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

  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.

■How to donate
 Please remit your donations to the bank account below:
Please note that JPN does not receive donations in kind. Thank you for your understanding.

  When remitting from JP Bank   When remitting from other banks
  Account no.:00140-6-338579
  Account name:日比NGOネットワーク
  (Nippi NGO Nettowa-ku)
  Branch name: 〇一九(zero ichi kyu)店(019)
  Account type:当座 (Toza)
  Account number:0338579
  Account name:日比NGOネットワーク(Nippi NGO Nettowa-ku)
  (When inputting branch name, please press "セ" (se))

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

■Donation Drive
Ph map with Eastern Samar & Typhoon Path copy.jpg
Target areas of relief operations
  JPN is calling for donations and assistance for the ongoing relief operations for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Central Philippines. JPN has well-established ties with the Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA), a network of through its counterpart, the Philippines-Japan NGO Partnership (PJP),composed of 19 member organizations and based in Manila.

【Implementing organization】
    Western Samar Development Foundation (WESADEF)
【Target areas】
    Eastern Samar (Municipalities of Hernani, Salceda, Balangkayan, and Lawaan)
【Type of Support】
    Provision of relief goods consisting of water, ready-to-eat food items and essential non-food items such as medicines

About Japan-Philippines NGO Network (JPN)
About Philippine-Japan NGO Partnership (PJP)
About Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA)

■Latest updates (Japanese only)
JPN Japanese Disaster Response page: http://jphilnet.org/emergency/
ACC21 Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/acc21.org

■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 December 13, 2013, 6AM), the number of deaths was pegged at 6,009, the number of injured at 27,022, and the number of missing at 1,779. An estimate of 16,076,360 individuals (3,424,190 families) from 591 municipalities and 57 cities in 44 provinces were affected by the devastating typhoon. 3,927,827 individuals (838,811 families) are being served inside and outside evacuation centers. A total of 1,139,731 houses were damaged with 550,904 houses totally damaged, and 588,827 houses partially damaged. Affected islands include Leyte, Samar, Northern Cebu, Northern Negros, Panay, Mindoro, and Northern Mindanao.

  The Philippine Army, Philippine Red Cross, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and international and local NGOs are continuing the search and rescue operations and are involved in handing out relief goods.

【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
Rappler.com http://www.rappler.com/

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)