The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) appeals for donations for its Bayanihan Relief and Rehabilitation Program to provide immediate support for communities affected by the recent disasters in the Philippines.
As Filipinos are still heavily hit by the COVID-19 pandemic which affected many people’s health, livelihood, and education, the recent typhoon is expected to worsen the conditions for those in the infected areas. Many residents have been forced to flee their homes and congregate in crowded evacuation centers where they are vulnerable to the spread of disease and infections. Farmers and indigenous people who rely on agricultural livelihood are devastated as heavy rains and landslides led to the destruction of agricultural crops and homes. Students’ classrooms and educational materials in those areas were also destroyed.
As part of our Bayanihan Community Response campaign, NAFCON will consistently respond to the needs of affected communities for relief, rehabilitation, and rebuilding. We will partner with tried-and-tested local community-based organizations to provide timely and effective assistance to the most impacted families and communities.
July 2022 – Northern Luzon Earthquake
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 26, 2022 the Philippines was hit by an Earthquake with a Magnitude of 7.3 that affected areas within the Northern part of the Philippines including Abra, Kalinga, Benguet, and more. The shocks damaged houses, crumpled roads, created landslides and boulders that affected farming areas and residents. Over hundreds of aftershocks have been recorded, further damaging and creating landslides in different parts of the country.
In a national effort to provide relief and rehabilitation for the victims and survivors of continuous disasters, we seek the help of our fellow Filipinos, as well as organizations and individuals, to open their hearts and lend a helping hand. May we empower, unite, and act on the issues and concerns of our kababayans to bring about genuine change and sustainability.
Your support will go towards:
- Providing food and hygiene materials to help affected families
- Sustaining community pantries and medical clinics
- Primary health care services to families still living in evacuation camps displaced by calamities or militarization
- Humanitarian missions to grant livelihood assistance to vulnerable communities
- Grant cash and vegetable seeds to families in affected barangays
- Solidarity tours (online virtual tours that highlight the struggles of communities in the Philippines and listening to their stories)
December 2021 – Typhoon Odette (Rai)
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, on December 16, 2021 the Philippines has been hit by Typhoon Odette (Rai) that has affected areas within the southeastern part of the Philippines such as Southern Leyte, Cagayan de Oro, and Surigao del Norte. With winds of over 195 kilometers (121 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 270 kph (168 mph), this recent typhoon has caused thousands of Filipinos to be evacuated. More information to come.
October 2021 – Typhoon Maring
The recent severe Tropical Storm Maring, internationally known as Kompasu, left communities devastated and heavily flooded. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said it has recorded 15 flooding incidents across Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa, Bicol Region and Cordillera Administrative Region. It also reported 194,677 persons or 5,040 families from 673 barangays were affected. According to the Department of Agriculture, at least P692 million worth of agricultural goods were damaged affecting over 32,000 farmers from the Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Bicol Region and Western Visayas. As of this writing, the NDRRMC has recorded 19 deaths and 13 missing persons.
This page will be updated continuously as new Typhoons make landfall in the Philippines