Recovery Appeal for the Philippines


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The Philippine Jesuits are joining forces with the massive relief effort to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda), the most powerful typhoon ever recorded in the Philippines.

The Irish Jesuit Mission Office is accepting donations and coordinating support in order to aid those who have lost and suffered so much in this disaster. Please click the ‘Donate Online’ button to the right of this page. We would like to thank all of those who have donated thus far, helping us raise €108,250 for the relief effort. There has been a further pledge of €100,000 for housing.

Initial Rehabilitation Plan (24/11/13) pdffound here, and follow up (16/12/13) pdfhere.

Update and plans for aid from the Jesuit office in the Philippines (23/11/13) can be found pdfhere.

The scale of desperation and devastation is immense. A team from the Jesuit social arm, Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (Church in service of the Nation – SLB) sailed on 11th November on a navy boat to the devastated areas of Leyte and Samar together with a Caritas Manila team and many supplies.

Casualties 5,235 dead, 23,501 injured, 1,613 missing
Affected Population 2,157,529 families, 10,009,000 persons
Damaged houses 1,112,731 houses
Cost of Damages Php 22,470,563,943.76 (€379,258,178.24) worth of damages to infrastructure 
        Infrastructure Php 11,957,880,034.00 (€201,825,099.21)
        agriculture Php 10,512,683,909.76 (€177,433,079.03)
Cost of Assistance Php 507,587,033.50 (€8,567,053.95)

Data taken from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and from ground reports
Date: 16 November 2013, 8:35am

Relief Operations Summary as of Nov. 14

Total Cash Received Php 23,744,349.45 (€400,757.13)
Total Cash Disbursed Php 8,181,788.75 (€138,092.23)
Total Cash on Hand Php 15,562,560.70 (€262,664.90)
Total Goods on Hand 1,305 packs (as of 23/11/13)

For more information on relief operations click pdfhere.

 Click here to view photos taken in the aftermath of the disaster.

To send a contribution to our office, you can write a cheque payable to ‘Jesuit Missions’, or by dropping into our office. All donations will be forwarded to the Jesuit Coordinator of the Disaster Response Team in the Philippines. For further information, email Winnie at [email protected] or ring 01-8366509.

pdfInitial Long Term Relief Operation

pdfUpdate from Jesuit Office in the Philippines 17/11/13

pdfUpdate from Jesuit Office in the Philippines 14/11/13

pdfFirst message from the Jesuit office in the Philippines

pdfResponse from Fr. Provincial on the disaster

We ask you to pray with us for those who have lost family and friends.