Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response team is coordinating with staff in the Philippines to provide relief to survivors of the recent 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the central part of the country, leveling buildings and killing more than 180 people.
“We’re shipping more than 43,000 meals from the island of Cebu to the hard hit province of Bohol,” says Karen Benson, Global Disaster Response Director. “We’re fortunate to already have resources in place because of our Children’s Feeding initiative in the Philippines so we can move supplies quickly and efficiently to help those in need.”
The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reports that 8,600 homes have been destroyed in Quezon City. Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Response team and in-country staff will continue to monitor the situation closely and coordinate additional response efforts as needed.