Aid Workers from the Northwest on the Ground in the Philippines
North West Aid Workers providing relief for 15/10 Earthquake in Bohol asked by local NGO to join
Rapid Assessment Team for Leyte. Daily reports available from local NGO.
Manchester, England, UK, November 14, 2013 -- Two trained volunteers from The North West,
working for Disaster Aid UK and Ireland and responding to the October 7.2 mag earthquake in the
Philippines, had found themselves trapped in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. They were then
asked to join a Rapid Response Team which left for Leyte on 11 November.
Christine Cassar from Manchester and Ed Cox from Colne, Lancashire were deployed to Bohol to
help with the local co-ordination of relief supplies after the earthquake, helping to rebuild shattered
lives and communities with shelters, water carriers, blankets and mosquito nets from Disaster Aid
stores in conjunction with local NGO Balay Mindanow http://balaymindanow.org.main/
Whilst organising this relief effort they heard of the approaching typhoon which has devastated
huge areas of the Philippines on Friday 8 November with great loss of life . Christine and Ed were
able to take shelter and at the request of the Philippines Government are now heavily involved in
the new relief effort to co-ordinate supplies and help to stricken areas.
Disaster Aid UK & Ireland, together with its partner organisations in Australia, USA and Malaysia,
have agreed as a group to send over all their existing stocks to the Philippines. However, stocks
have been severely depleted from supporting previous disasters in the Philippines and elsewhere.
This will not be enough so more funds are desperately needed.
DISASTER AID UK + IRELAND http://disasteraiduk.org
• Is a Rotary sponsored project and is part of Disaster Aid International.
• It’s headquarters in the UK is Denton and Audenshaw Rotary Club.
• It’s objective is to help rebuild lives and communities sustainably, following a natural
disaster with support and equipment.
INFIELD CONTACT: Ed Cox: Sat Phone: +88 1622 457 514, Phillipines Mobile: +63 908
9377304, UK Mobile: 0754 166499
Dr Kasey Carver
Disaster Aid UK & Ireland
PO Box 209
Manchester, England M34 0BP