In the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, support continues...
On August 4, 2014 monsoon rains caused flooding in some provinces in central Philippines including the greater Manila area. This was caused by the offshore storm Halong, packing sustained winds of 165 kilometers per hour. Unfortunately, government forecasters will continue to announce more disturbances during this typhoon season in the Philippines. Filipinos are no strangers to weather upsets. A German newspaper article from Deutsche Welle labeled the Philippines as a "country prone to natural disasters."
The Philippines is in fact the country most exposed to tropical storms in the world. Violent tropical storms, such as the Haiyan typhoon, can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb. But however strong the typhoon or howgreat the havoc it brings, this nation and the rest of the world do not tire in extending help and support to the victims.
Recently, Fr. Tony Salas, the coordinator and director of the team that oversees the projects and programs for the victims and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, reports that most of the concrete activities for the typhoon survivors in the target areas are done and organized by JPIC.
Divine Word Missionaries help
provide the most basic of life's
necessities like drinkable water,
food and shelter.