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AMDA Emergency Relief: Leyte Earthquake Medical Relief, Philippines

Publication date:2017-08-01

A mag. 6.5 quake that struck Leyte’s western region on the early morning of 06 July displaced 59 households (197 people) which forced them to evacuate to emergency tents, Leyte Medical Society reported. On 28 July, AMDA team entered Kananga district in the town of Hiluctogan to organize emergency relief in cooperation with the said society.

The joint relief team was also joined by personnel from Remedios T. Romualdez Medical School Foundation and saw 233 people (129 adults and 104 children) who were mostly suffering from common cold, headache, skin itch, and backache. The patients received medicine after the consultation. According to a local resident whose house was destroyed by the typhoon in 2013, followed by complete destruction by the landslide this time, he was thankful for the aid he has received. “We have food distribution from a church about three times a week. The people who are seeking refuge here are mostly relying on farming or day-labor work. While everyone’s fatigue was accumulated living in the tent, we are happy to be seen by doctors for free.” In this tent alone, there were six households living under one roof with their age ranging from five to 63 years-old.

AMDA decided to complete the mission as the evacuees would be relocated to makeshift residences in August.

    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Philippines
    •  2017
    •  ER & Reconstruction
    •  GPSP