Monday, December 10, 2012 – The United Nations reports that more than five million people have been affected by Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines. Reports from the UN today show that the death toll has exceeded 600, with 900 people still missing.
HOPE worldwide Global Disaster Coordinator, Charles Ham, reports that HOPE worldwide Philippines has dispatched disaster relief teams to work in the communities of Davao and Compostela Valley ; two of the hardest hit areas. Team members are helping survivors search for missing family members and providing them with much needed food. HOPE worldwide is providing a ‘roving kitchen’ to feed at least 500 affected children daily for at least one month.
(Photo:A resident affected by Typhoon Bopha begs for help from motorists along a highway in Montevista township, Compostela Valley, in southern Philippines on Sunday. Picture: AP Source: AP)
These communities are also in desperate need of emergency supplies. Currently, our Manila office is communicating with local government and international organizations as we join forces to distribute much needed life-saving supplies.
“Please pray for us that God will give us wisdom and strength as we respond to the need of our country,” requested Jerry Tonnel, a member of the Hww Philippines team.
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