World Vision Steps Up First Wave of Relief Distribution in Pablo-Hit Areas In Mindanao

One week since Typhoon Pablo (international name: Bopha) wrecked havoc in Southern Philippines, World Vision Development Foundation continues to provide relief assistance to affected families, particularly in the hardest-hit areas of Compostela Valley and Agusan del Sur.

World Vision Philippines has so far distributed relief goods, comprised of food and non-food items, to nearly 2,000 families in New Bataan, Compostela Valley. The relief packs contain staple commodities such as rice, water, canned goods, biscuits, cooking oil, and dried fish, as well as other essentials such as mats, blankets and mosquito nets.

In Agusan del Sur, World Vision Philippines has also distributed about 1,000 PUR (water purifier sachets) to affected families.

World Vision hopes to raise Php 63 million to further their relief efforts. Aside from providing food and non-food items, World Vision will also provide rehabilitation and livelihood assistance targeting 10,000 families in Agusan del Sur and Compostela Valley.

World Vision is also working on setting up Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) to look into the psycho-social needs of children who are affected by the devastation. CFS are safe venues for children to express themselves and play as they return to normalcy. CFS also prepare children to go back to school after being hit by a big disaster.

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