PRC readies camp sites in Hilongos and Mandaue as temporary shelter for typhoon ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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Two camp sites are ready to serve as temporary shelter for typhoon “Yolanda” survivors from Tacloban City, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said on Friday.

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One of these is a four-hectare camp site which will have water and basic health facilities, an emergency response unit, and a place to conduct livelihood training for the evacuees.

Two pay loader ships will be used by the organization to transport these residents from Tacloban to Hilongos, Leyte, PRC said.

Aside from the one in Hilongos, another two-hectare camp site will be opened in Mandaue City in Cebu in cooperation with the local government unit.

PRC Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon said that a ship is also ready for anyone who wants to evacuate to the area.

“These people need to have dignity and be able to take charge of their lives and be given the chance to rebuild their community,” Gordon said.

“PRC will also offer a cash and food-for-work program for people affected by typhoon Yolanda,” he added.

Gordon also called for volunteers to help in the rehabilitation and recovery efforts in Cebu and Leyte as well as Western Samar, Eastern Samar, Panay, Iloilo, Coron, Palawan, Northern Palawan, and other Yolanda-stricken provinces. PNA

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