Support the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda among Indigenous Communities in the Philippines
Cordillera Peoples Alliance, National Alliance of Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines (KAMP), Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network (APIYN), and Land is Life Call for Support for Typhoon Yolanda Victims
Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Central Philippines and caused a lot of damages to the lives, livelihood and properties of the Filipino people. Among the affected are the indigenous peoples in the Islands of Panay, Mindoro and Palawan.
At least 50 indigenous communities of Tumandok, Ati, Hanunuo, Buhid, Bangon, Alangan and Tagbanua were directly affected by the typhoon. Houses were destroyed by the strong winds and falling trees, and other houses and communities were flooded. In Tapaz, about 80-100 % of the houses have been destroyed. The indigenous peoples’ crops and farms were also devastated. Some barangays are impassable because of landslides and debris blocking the roads. There are islands in the province of Palawan which are isolated from the town center and sources of food supplies because all their boats were destroyed.
Initial data gathered shows that at least 12,000 IP families are in need of immediate assistance. The poor socio-economic conditions of the indigenous peoples made these communities most vulnerable, and the impact of typhoon Yolanda puts them in a most difficult situation.
We are appealing for mass mobilization and support for the relief and rehabilitation operations for the indigenous peoples’ communities affected by the Typhoon Yolanda.
Donations may be sent at the LINGKOD KATRIBU drop off center in NCCP Compound at #879 EDSA, Barangay West Triangle, Quezon City. Cash donations may be sent in the following bank accounts:
Account Name: KALIPUNAN NG KATUTUBONG MAMAMAYAN NG PILIPINAS
Branch: Bank of Philippine Islands – Aurora Boulevard
Peso Account #: 3153-1517-67
Dollar Account #: 3154-0030-01 (Swift code: BOPIPHMM)
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