Qatar Red Crescent, PHL Red Cross conduct joint relief operation in CDO, Iligan

January 14, 2012 2:07 am 

MANILA, Jan. 13 — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) distributed food, non-food items and hygiene kits Friday to families affected by tropical storm Sendong in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities.

Earlier this week, Qatar Red Crescent and PRC, headed by its Chairman Richard Gordon, conducted a detailed assessment in the affected areas in CDO and Iligan to identify further needs of the affected families.

Qatar Red Crescent donated US$ 60,000 (P 2.6 million) to provide assistance to 1,000 families in CDO and Iligan still reeling from the aftermath of the disaster.

QRC is represented by its Disaster Management Head Dr. Amer Melhem, Projects and Events Coordinator Ms. Jassie Gumabon and Head of Mission to the Philippines Rashed Al-Muhanadi.

Each family beneficiary received basic non-food items such as mosquito nets, blankets, plastic mats and a water container.

Beneficiaries also received PRC standard hygiene kit consisting of toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, bath soap, face towel, plastic comb, cotton buds, sanitary napkin, nail cutter, detergent soap, disposal razor and rolls of toilet paper.

The families also received food ration good for two days comprising of five kilos of rice, four tins of canned goods and four packs of noodles.

Gordon thanked QRC and other national societies for their strong support to the Philippine Red Cross, enabling it to give immediate relief assistance to the storm-affected families. (PNA) scs/LAM/JCA

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