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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 13, 2012
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Illac Diaz from My Shelter Foundation in the Philippines, sends us news on the impacts of flooding in the Philippines. We had worked with Illac previously on the Bottle School project after Typhoon Ketsana.

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In response to disastrous flooding this week in Manila, the Philippines, Architecture for Humanity is launching a long-term disaster response program to help rebuild and mitigate against similar future disasters in the region.

Bilang tugon sa mapinsalang pagbabaha sa Maynila, at mga karatig-pook sa Pilipinas – inilunsad ng Architecture for Humanity ang isang pang-matagalang programa na makakatulong sa muling pagbangon, at makakatulong sa pagharap sa mga kalamidad tulad ng pagbahang naganap.

On August 6, the Tropical Storm Haikui brought two days of heavy rains that caused massive flooding and landslides throughout the capital city of Manila in the Philippines. Over 800,000 people were evacuated from their homes and 250,000 people have moved into emergency shelters. It is estimated that 2 million people live in informal settlements in high-risk areas along riverbeds that are prone to flooding.

Noong ika-6 ng Agosto, dalawang araw ng matinding pag-ulan ang dala ng Tropical Storm Haikui. Nagdulot ito ng pagbaha at mga “landslide” sa Maynila. Higit sa 800,000 tao ang lumikas sa kanilang mga tahanan, at may 250,000 tao ang inilipat na sa mga emerhensiyang kanlungan. Tinatantiya na may 2 milyon katao ang nakatira sa mga high-risk o mapanganib na mga lugar, malapit sa mga “riverbeds” na madalas bahain.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 08, 2012
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Read the latest information about the Philippines floods.

Manila and much of the island of Luzon was flooded after an epic 3.24m of rain fell in less than 24 hours, this is following 2 days of non-stop rain. Meanwhile a 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit offshore of Lubang; the area is experiencing aftershocks.

On August 6, the Tropical Storm Haikui brought two days of heavy rains that caused massive flooding and landslides throughout the capital city of Manila in the Philippines. Over 800,000 people were evacuated from their homes and 250,000 people have moved into emergency shelters. It is estimated that 2 million people live in informal settlements in high risk areas along river beds that are prone to flooding.

Architecture for Humanity is committed to helping communities in Manila rebuild and prevent future disasters. We need your help.

Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 to execute a disaster resiliency and reconstruction program and provide communities with the skills and training needed to mitigate the impacts of future flooding.

Support the Philippines Floods Response Program

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