By Frances Mangosing
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed for about P1.3 billion (or 30 million Swiss francs) worth of funding to support its aid operations for hundreds of thousands of survivors of typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha), which hit southern Philippines in December last year.
By Jerome Aning
The head of the Singaporean Red Cross visited the Philippines on Sunday and Monday to help in the Philippine Red Cross’ relief effort for flood-stricken families still sheltered in various evacuation centers.
The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will contribute S$100,000 worth of relief supplies to survivors of the floods in Manila. The supplies consisting of canned and fresh foods, kitchen utensils and toiletries will be distributed by SRC volunteers on Monday to those in evacuation centers.
By Tina G. Santos
The US Naval Ship Mercy, the United States Navy’s premier hospital ship, will arrive in Subic next week to participate in a humanitarian mission in the Pacific, the US Embassy in Manila said.
By Allan Nawal
DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday it was not halting its humanitarian assistance programs in the Philippines despite a reduction in its budget. In a statement e-mailed to the Inquirer, Christoph Sutter, deputy head of the ICRC delegation in the Philippines, said the agency “remains committed to assisting vulnerable people [...]