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Malnutrition Follows Disasters

Month after tropical storm Sendong devastated communities across northern Mindanao, many children are still suffering from malnutrition; now with Typhoon Pablo this only adds to the needs in a larger area. Figures released by nutrition experts showed that the malnutrition rate in the cities of Cagayan de Oro (the capital of Misamis Oriental province) and Iligan (the capital of Lanao del Norte province) has improved. But now the focus will move to the Typhoon Victims.
ShelterBox Philippines, an affiliate of ShelterBox International
Rotary club project initiated by Rotarian Bob Aikens that has gone global and, in previous disasters in the Philippines, had sent ShelterBoxes containing a tent good for a family of 6, cooking implements, emergency supplies all worth $1,000) began sending boxes from their warehouse in Clark.  Philippine founder PDG Jess Nicdao with STRs Abner Tayco and Sonny Ongkiko (both been trained in England) undertook site evaluation, local coordination, and box deployment, initially with 80 boxes  loaded with help from the Philippine Marines and sent through the Air Force’s C130.
ZAMBOANGA CITY – The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) has approved Monday the allocation of P2-million cash assistance to the thousands of victims of tropical storm "Sendong" that hit Cagayan de Oro and Iligan Cities last Saturday.

LAMP Relief Centers Reports
that the needs are still here  for feeding programs and medical assistance. This will be a need for months to come. A total recovery can take years. LAMP continues to support and build funding to maintain programs and projects.
World Agencies are teaming up. The World is changing fast. If we are to keep up we must work together according to  Director Denny Rymer  in the Philippines.
We will be face with  larger issues with the changes in the world food supply, and as of now we don't have all the answers. Disasters continue to grow closer together and we are not keeping up there either. It will take us all together to solve these issues.
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