The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) allocates USD 100,000 (QR 365,000) to launch an emergency relief campaign in response to a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Abra Province and other northwestern regions of the Philippines in late July. QRCS also launched its Disaster Information Management Center (DIMC) and deployed field personnel for damage assessment in cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross.
Food supplies to 500 families (2,500 people) were distributed as well as deploying a food truck to deliver fresh meals. Water tanks were also deployed to deliver fresh drinking water to the community and displaced families affected.
QRCS is coordinating with the Philippine Red Cross and Movement partners will be deploying emergency relief interventions to determine the target areas most affected by the disaster and provide the aid needed.
Currently, there has been a record of 10 deaths, 349 injuries, 24,901 partially or completely destroyed homes, 50,514 evacuees, and 1,007 families hosted by makeshift shelters. In total, the earthquake affected more than 1,784,258 people.
Source and cover image credit: Qatar Red Crescent Society
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