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CRASH PLANS RESPONSE TO TYPHOON HAIYAN WITH CHILD TRAUMA CAMPS

Considered as the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in many years, Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) made six landfalls on 7th of November causing widespread devastation. CRASH Japan is partnering with the Philippine Christian Ministries Network, a commission of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, to hold OperationSAFE child trauma camps in the affected region. These camps will be held once basic needs of food, shelter, medicine and security are met and will help children to process the terrible events they have been through, meet new friends and move toward recovery. 

HOW BAD IS IT REALLY?

  • 13.2 Million People Affected
  • 9 Regions, 44 Provinces, 57 Cities, 574 Municipalities
  • 5.6 Million People Displaced
  • 4,011 Casualties, 18,557 Injuries, 1,602 Missing
  • 846,747 Damaged Homes

THE PHILIPPINE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY NETWORK

Just two days before Typhoon Haiyan struck, we held OperationSAFE child trauma camp training in Manila with the national network of children’s ministries. Over four days we taught them the five themes of children’s trauma recovery and the songs, games, crafts and stories that make it both fun and healing. We also instructed them in emotional and spiritual care for disaster survivors and for those who minister to them. It was a timely seminar and many of these workers are now responding to the immediate needs and preparing for OperationSAFE camps to come.

LAST WEEK OF VOLUNTEERING IN IZU OSHIMA

LAST WEEK OF VOLUNTEERING IN IZU OSHIMA

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Thank you for everyone’s prayer for Izuoshima!Team No.1 Nov 18th to 21st Returned safely!
Team No.2 Nov 25th to 28th Heading to Izuoshima now!
Team No.3 was scheduled in the first week of Dec but canceled.
 (The volunteer centre is closing)Please keep praying for Team No.2 and the people still cannot go back to their homes in Izuoshima.
Please pray for us to find the opportunity to spread the gospel in Izuoshima as much as we can.

PHILIPPINE CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES NETWORK

Philippine Children’s Ministries Network shared Fe Adul Foronda’s photo.

November 15

This afternoon about 20 people came to establish the Philippine Evangelical Disaster Network, we had a workshop to identify the strength, geographical locations, and resources of each organization in the body. The guiding principle is that, we will work with the local church, we will have open communications for central databasing. Meeting was with top officers of organizations responding to Yolanda crisis, and facilitated by Bishop Efraim Tendero. Philippine Children’s Ministries Network (PCMN) is committed to vigorously work alongside the churches in Samar, responding to needs especially to families and children in extreme situation after a disaster.

via Philippine Children’s Ministries Network.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO RESPOND TO TYPHOON AT IZU-OSHIMA

TYPHOON WIPHA LANDSLIDE IN IZU-OSHIMA

CRASH Japan has sent an assessment team to Izu Oshima from November 5th to 6th to collect information on the landslides damage and the situation of the survivors. We have decided to send volunteer teams from the middle of November for 3 weeks, cooperating with the local churches. Anybody who desires to volunteer please register at CRASH Japan homepage. Each crew is limited to 9 people. Damage of Typhoon Wipha: On Oct. 16th (Wed) Typhoon Wipha hit Izu Oshima and caused a massive landslide. The landslide struck the Motomochi area and killed 35 people with another 4 still missing. (Nov. 11th) Volunteer Work: To take the mud out of the house, to clean inside of the house, to disinfect the house, and to clean the garden, etc.

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