We begin this update with an extract of a report dated 7 May 2014 from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
"The humanitarian situation is stable in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan, but ongoing support is needed to help millions of people to obtain adequate shelter and rebuild livelihoods. Six months after Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) struck the Central Philippines on 8 November, the humanitarian situation has stabilized across the affected regions. The progress remains fragile, however, as millions of survivors require ongoing assistance. The most pressing needs are related to shelter and restoring people’s livelihoods."
And Disaster Aid Internatiional, with the support of our partners that make up Disaster Aid International (a project of global Rotary clubs), local NGO, the Balay Mindanaw Foundation and other agencies, continues its work in the Philippines.
We have said many times before, "we are in this for the long haul", and that remains the case today.