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02 April 2014

Study Visit for Relief Activity for Typhoon Yolanda-Affected People with Disabilities in the Philippines

March 2014


Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013 and death toll has climbed nearly 8,000. To help people with disabilities in the affected area, DPI-Japan started to collect donation as well as collect information in collaboration with the Manila Independent Living Center for persons with disabilities, Life Haven Inc.

To find a counterpart organization at site and recipients of assistive devices, DPI-Japan, between February 2 and 8, 2014, conducted a study visit in collaboration with Yumekaze Fund, which has contributed for relief activities for disaster-affected persons with disabilities. Study team including wheelchair users visited Tacloban city, Leyte which was damaged severely. As a result of the study, we decided to provide persons with disabilities in the city for assistive devices (15 wheelchairs and 8 pairs of crutches etc.) through TAPDICO (Tacloban Persons with Disability Cooperative), the community based self help group of persons with disabilities.

Just a part of the disaster-affected persons with disabilities in the city will be provided this time. They are living in very difficult condition without any medical care, even with no safe drinking water. DPI-Japan continuously raise fund and support people with disabilities in the Philippines.

 

For donation, please contact: office_en@dpi-japan.org


 Photo 1 Mr. Abner, President of Manila Independent Living Center

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Photo 2 Devastated coast area in Tacloban

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Photo 3 Meeting with Self Help Group

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Photo 4 City Hall Visit

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Photo 5 Many children with Disabilities have no support

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Photo 6 Blind couple in the shelter

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