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PRC RESPONDS TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN DAVAO DEL SUR

Philippine Red Cross Chairman and CEO Dick Gordon directed staff and volunteers of the premier humanitarian organization in the country to provide the immediate needs of the families affected by the Low Pressure Area (LPA) and Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) in Mindanao.

PRC volunteers and staff served hot meals to 1,691 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the evacuation centers of the following local government units: Barangays Baluntay, Poblacion, and Maribulan in Alabel, Sarangani; Barangay Buayan in General Santos City; Barangay Poblacion in Malalag, Davao del Sur; and in Santa Maria, Davao Occidental.

“We are able to meet the immediate needs of people affected by weather hazards because we have RC143 volunteers.”

“The Philippine Red Cross goal is to be always first, always ready, and always there for our fellow Filipinos in distress because of disasters and emergencies,” Gordon said.

“We have state-of-the-art information technology for efficient and effective coordination.”

“We are able to meet the immediate needs of people affected by weather hazards because we have RC143 volunteers in the villages trained and ready to respond, we have prepositioned logistics, and we have state-of-the-art information technology for efficient and effective coordination,” he explained.

Trained PRC volunteers and staff set up a Welfare Desk in Davao Del Sur, they facilitated child-friendly activities (CFA) designed as psychological first aid and treated five individuals in General Santos City.

PRC is conducting assessment of damage and needs in coordination with local governments.

It has also alerted its army of RC143 volunteers in the barangays to respond when needed.

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