Philippines: HI distributes clearance kits to typhoon-affected population
Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the Philippines on the night of 14 September, affected more than one million people. As part of its relief effort, HI is helping people affected by the storm clear debris from roads.
HI team in evaluation mission in Kalinga province | © HI
More than one million hectares of crops destroyed or damaged
HI emergency experts have assessed the needs of disaster victims in Kalinga and Ifuago provinces, in the Cordillera region.
explains Reiza Dejito, Director of HI in the Philippines.
Clearance kit distribution and financial support
HI plans to distribute clearance kits containing a wheelbarrow, shovel, knife, hammer, gloves, etc., to 80 families in Pinukpuk municipality. Shared with everyone in the district, these kits will be used to clear roads and public areas. More than 400 untrained workers will be hired for these tasks and given money in return.
concludes Reiza Dejito.