Citizens Disaster Response Center | CDRC

German aid agency donates funds for flood victims

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Aug 12

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Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, an NGO under Diakonisches Werk of the EKD, the Social Service Agency of the German Protestant Church, has donated funds to CDRC to help assist 2,260 families affected by the monsoon rains.

Thousands of families were forced to evacuate after the southwest monsoon rains caused severe floods and landslide in Metro Manila and nearby provinces starting August 7, 2012.

The latest report from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said that the death toll from the monsoon rains has already reached 92.

The NDRRMC also said that the number of people affected by the rain also rose to 3.3 million or 733,092 families in 2,390 villages in 170 towns and 36 cities in 16 provinces.

DKH, through CDRC and its Regional Centers, has on-going relief delivery operations in 25 communities in Metro Manila, Ilocos Sur, Laguna, Rizal, Iloilo, Aklan, Benguet, Kalinga and Mt. Province.

These provinces were also affected by Tropical Storm Gener (Saola), which battered Luzon and the Visayas regions days before the onslaught of the heavy monsoon rains.