The areas affected by Typhoon “Sendong” (International name: Washi) are now in the early stage of recovery due to continuous operations. Assistance and donations are still encouraged, particularly on the priority items like:
– tents/temporary shelters
– blankets, mats, folding beds
– hygiene kits
– food items and bottled water
– kitchen utensils and gas stoves
– Galvanized iron (GI) sheets for shelter proofing
– School supplies for children
For assistance and donations, please be guided with the following:
The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) of the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is the focal point for the logistical requirements for the transport of humanitarian supplies coursed through government agencies.
Director Eduardo Ollet
Head, NDRRMC Operations Center in Manila
Ms. Ammerah Ortega
Tel nos. (+63 2) 912-2665; 911-1406, 912-5668
The World Food Programme (WFP), will be the focal point for coordination of logistical requirements by international organizations and non-government organizations:
UN World Food Programme – Philippines
5/F GC Corporate Plaza, 150 Legazpi Street,
Legaspi Village, Makati City, 1229, Philippines
Tel nos. (+63 2) 750-2561 / 751-9166 local 2300
Fax nos. (+63 2) 750-2562
Mr. Dragoslav Djuraskovic (Manila)
Head of Logistics
Mobile Phone nos. (+63) 917-829-3175
Ms. Anna Young (Cagayan de Oro)
Mobile Phone nos. (+63) 917-880-9371
Clean used clothing are also accepted and should be sent through the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (www.dswd.gov.ph). Nevertheless, cash donations are also encouraged in lieu of donations of used clothing.
Only donations not covered by diplomatic notes/bilateral agreements will have to pass through the One-Stop Shop for clearance.
The One-Stop Shop facility, established by Executive Order No. 831 in the aftermath of Typhoon “Ondoy”, has recently been reactivated to expedite relief, recovery and rehabilitation efforts for the victims of Typhoon “Sendong”. At present, there is a One-Stop Shop in Cagayan de Oro headed by the Bureau of Customs and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as the primary consignee. A One-Stop Shop desk will be installed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila this week.
The Cagayan de Oro Airport in the south of the Philippines is still the main airport for humanitarian relief assistance. However, it can only accommodate aircrafts as big as BOEING 737. Larger aircrafts can use either Davao or Cebu (alternative to Davao). (Philippine Embassy – Rome)