Wednesday 16 January 2013
Challenges in the field in Philippines
ShelterBox has been in the Philippines working with various partners to bring emergency shelter to families made homeless by recent Typhoon Bopha, known locally as Pablo, which hit early December.
The ShelterBox Response Teams (SRTs) are facing various challenges in the field including land clearance and ongoing weather troubles. SRT member, Max Hogg (UK) talks more about these issues from the island of Mindanao, where Bopha hit Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental Provinces, wiping out infrastructure and agriculture:
SRTs are also working with other partner aid agencies on the ground to set up a camp for almost 300 families from Poo Island off Davao Oriental Province coast, which was completely wiped out after the storm.