PEF aids typhoon Nina victims in relief operations and recovery

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Typhoon Nina slammed into eastern Philippines late evening of December 25, 2016, bringing strong winds and heavy rain and cutting off power, which forced tens of thousands of Filipinos to spend Christmas in crowded and powerless emergency shelters.

The category 3 typhoon landed in the provinces of Catanduanes and Camarines Sur and put Southern Quezon and Marinduque in signal number 3. According to the Department of Agriculture, Nina brought P4.130 million worth of damages in the agriculture sector.  

Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) was tapped to mobilize various relief operations of partner and non-partner organizations from heavily-affected areas and the provisions of food and non-food essentials to reduce the vulnerability of the communities most exposed to the typhoon’s landfall.

With financial support from PEF, the following organizations have delivered first-hand relief to hundreds of families affected by the typhoon.

PEF Relief Initiatives with Partners

Partner

Type of Assistance/Area

Amount

1. Bicol Federation of Dairy Cooperatives

Food & non-food relief goods and basic house repair materials for 165 members of member-coops in Goa, Sangay, Ocampo, Calabanga and Naga City

P250,000

2. Green Life Coco Products

200 relief packs for the coconut farmers & workers in Marinduque

P60,000

3. Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)

Shelter repair assistance for 16 households and water filtration and solar lamps for 200 families in Catanduanes

P500,000

4. CODE-NGO

15 CODE’s member-networks typhoon-affected staffs were provided financial aid

P150,000

Thru Coalition for Bicol Development

300 relief packs for the community partners in Camarines Sur and 250 food relief Catanduanes

P500,000

Thru PHILSSA

352 relief packs for the communities in Marinduque

P250,000

5. SKK Farmers Corporation

Relief packs for the 600 members in Libmanan, Camarines Sur

P250,000

6. Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center (PUSOD)

568 relief packs for the communities in Isla Verde, Tingloy, and Lobo in Batangas

P250,000

7. Pecuaria Development Cooperative

200 relief packs for the affected families in Bula, Camarines Sur

P60,000

8. Pinoy Lingap-Damayan Multipurpose Coop (PLDC)

Relief food packs for 500 coop members in Virac, Catanduanes

P250,000

9. Caritas Social Action Center- Gumaca

100 shelter repair kits for families in hard to reach areas of Mulanay and Catanauan in Quezon

P150,000

TOTAL

P2,670,000

PEF’s main focus is to provide the immediate needs of families and communities displaced by the typhoon, as part of its thrust to provide support to communities affected by different calamities for relief and rehabilitation efforts.

Photo credit: Greenlife Coco

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