Samaritan’s Purse is providing emergency relief to suffering communities in the Philippines and Vietnam.
Samaritan’s Purse is giving much needed relief to thousands of displaced families after Super Typhoon Goni devastated the Philippines last week with wind speeds reaching more than 220kph. The storm struck just days after Typhoon Quinta swept through the nation.
The storms caused widespread destruction, triggering disastrous landslides and flash flooding across the Bicol region. More than 46,000 families have taken refuge in evacuation and access to food and relief supplies is a critical concern.
“Parts of the Philippines have been completely decimated by this Super Typhoon. On top of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the people there are in desperate need of assistance,” said Dan Stephens, Disaster Response Manager of Samaritan’s Purse Australia. “Samaritan’s Purse is bringing critical relief
to people in need – reminding hurting families that they are not alone.”
The international relief organisation is working through local church partners to distribute shelter kits, family kits, hygiene and COVID-19 preventative kits – including washable face masks, face shields and soap – to families in the Catanduanes province of the Bicol region. Samaritan’s Purse will help hurting families recover while reminding them that they are not alone or forgotten.
Samaritan’s Purse is also providing emergency relief to suffering
Vietnamese communities after a month of heavy rainfall devastated the Quang Binh province. Torrential storms brought high winds, triggered landslides and flooded hundreds of acres of crops – impacting more than 1.5 million people and leaving farming families without their primary source of income.
As the region begins the recovery process and prepares to face two upcoming storms, Samaritan’s Purse is providing more than 1,000 displaced families with warm blankets, mosquito nets, kitchen supplies, and hygiene kits as they recover from the storms. The international relief organisation will equip its local office to meet the immediate needs of hurting families while providing aid for future storms.
“Samaritan’s Purse has been working with vulnerable communities in Vietnam for nearly 20 years. Our goal is to help alleviate the burden and bring hope to hurting families,” said Dan. “We hope these vital supplies will encourage families to get back on their feet during this time of crisis.”
Contact Nikita Kumar to Interview Dan Stephens, Disaster Response Manager Australia & New Zealand
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