On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda, a super typhoon of unprecedented power, caused massive devastation in the Philippines. Countless lives have been lost and the number of victims has still not been confirmed. Many of the poorest communities have been affected by this sad event and millions of affected people are now suffering as a consequence of this disaster. The typhoon left behind a catastrophic scene where many people are struggling to survive without access to basic human needs such as food, water and medical care.
ICMIF has contacted its members based in the Philippines (CARD MBA, RIMANSI, NATCCO MBA, CISP and CLIMBS) to find out more about the impact on their members, employees and local communities. We are now discussing possible ways to provide long term, on the ground, support through the ICMIF Disaster Relief Network.
Over the next few days we plan to put together a project proposal which will be circulated to ICMIF members for feedback and, we hope, pledges of financial support.