Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sibuyan Relief Operation Team prepares for Phase 2

A crucial task is being undertaken by the Task Force Sibuyan team for the Phase 2 of the relief operation. A management team and system based on the assessment of the Christian Aid Rapid Response Assessment Team (CARRAT) was developed to ensure accountability, transparency and efficiency of the whole humanitarian operation following the international standards of the Sphere Project (Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response).

The Claret School of Quezon City offered its Auditorium for the storage and repacking of a targeted 3,000 packs of relief goods which include 15,000 kilos of rice, food and non-food items composed of carpentry tools, kitchen utensils and hygiene set, among others. An estimate of 30 tons of relief is expected to be transported early next week by ferry or C-130 plane depending on its availability.

Donations are still being accepted. You may bring or forward your help to Sibuyan ISLE, Inc. stationed at the Claret Auditorium. Please contact 09182697059 or e-mail

This Phase 2 of the project is being done in partnership with Christian Aid, Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center-Kasama sa Kalikasan/Friends of the Earth Philippines (LRC-KsK/FoE Phils.) and the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines in coordination with the Social Action Centers and Basic Ecclesial Communities of the parishes of the Vicariate of Sibuyan.

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