In the Philippines Mennonite Central Committee is responding to Typhoon Haiyan, providing funding for relief, supporting an initial assessment team of an MCC partner organization, and working with partners to determine needs for longer-term recovery.
With help from supporters like you, MCC is providing an initial $50,000 to Church World Service, which is working with the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction Network, to respond with urgent food and non-food items. Initially this assistance is focusing on Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Island (both in Mindanao) and on Bohol and Samar (both in Visayas), areas where MCC’s partners have access to be able to help.
MCC also is providing funding to Peacebuilders Community, a Mennonite-related agency, to send a 10-member team from Cebu and Mindanao, trained in disaster preparedness, to Leyte Island, an area where thousands of people are believed to have perished. ■
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