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Update December 5th Warm greetings from Iloilo.
The northern Iloilo which was affected by the typhoon is starting to recover now. Except for the town of Estancia which suffered an oil spill problem brought about by the damage to the hall of a power barge
moored near the town. It supplies electricity to the whole area
UPDATE: November 24th Dear all of you who are supporting us in many
ways, greetings from Turda, Coron, Palawan - Philippines. It is a pity this
e-mail comes to you almost a week late than it should have come. This has
been due to a breakdown of communication lines, electricity and even
difficulty to travel out of Turda parish due to the devastation caused by
the recent super typhoon.
I got to Iloilo city a few days ago and I had a chance to read my e-mails
and also report and share the experience and devastation left by the typhoon
on us in Turda parish.
In my parish Turda, thanks to God, lives were spared.However, there was
enormous destruction and loss of property. An estimated number of 600
families have no houses now, they are without
shelter and a thousand families are waiting for help!
Thanks to Fleming Dunn Fund and SPICMA and their donors who when they heard of this catastrophe they came to our aid through our society Mill Hill. Our people in Turda
parish at least have food and water. For those who have no house they are
making for themselves small makeshift houses. If not when rains come they will suffer from bad weather!
Days after the typhoon I have been very busy visiting all our parishioners over the mainland and islands. Most of our schools, chapels and residential houses have been destroyed. Most
roofs flew off the houses, crops, boats, electricity lines and trees were
badly snapped to pieces by the strong winds.
There is greater need now in our parish than ever before. Thank you all for the considerable support please continue helping us through this difficult time. Keep us in your prayers so that God makes a way for us in Turda parish and for all victims of the typhoon in the
As I mention earlier in this e-mail, our mission station is in a remote
place and hardly known or heard of through the media. Transport is difficult at a moment there is no electricity and internet connections. To post or receive e-mails one has to travel for miles on a very rough road to a near by town. In posting this e-mail I was in Iloilo city. I have attached some pictures of the devastation by the typhoon, I hope they come out clearly.
That is all for now, when there is a chance I will do a much fuller report
and as to the situation and how we have used the money especially on the relief supplies that you made possible to people through us and the general situation of the aftermath of the typhoon.
Once again, thanks a lot to all of you who have come to the aid of our
people and God bless. Yours Sincerely, Fr. Charles , MHM.
ONE OF THE APPEALS RECEIVED) Dear Friends,The northern part of Iloilo which is at the eye of the storm was totally devastated. I came in from the Iloilo Medical and we were shocked by the destruction in those areas. Right now we are organizing a medical and surgical mission to help the people in need. A lot of injured were caused by the storm flying debris. It broke my heart to see the people suffered so much. I appeal for your generosity which we can use to buy medicines , food, water and other supplies Please help us. Dr. Jessie
SPICMA LAUNCHES URGENT APPEAL TO HELP CARITAS ISLAMABAD AND MHM PARISHES IN SINDH AND PUNJAB REGION FOLLOWING HEAVY RAINS AND SEVERE FLOODS
16th August 2013 Appeal received from - Caritas Pakistan Islamabad Rawalpindi after the torrential rains causing flood identified 646 families in dire trouble in the most affected areas. The heavy rains started early morning on 13 August 2013, wreaked havoc in the low lying areas and Katchi Abadies (slums) of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
There is also an emergency situation in Punjab Province. This was confirmed by Mill Hill personnel who are also facing an emergency situation. Part of the parishes are submerged by flood water.
19th August 2013 - SPICMA sends £32500.00 relief grant .
UPDATE: Philippines Dec 13
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Mill Hill Missionaries and especially the donors of SPICMA who remember and helped us in this time of crises and calamities that hit the Philippines.
Somehow the money that you sent were able to reach a number of people who needed them most in the northern part of Panay island in the form of medicines and food packs. What is comforting to know is that you also remember us in your prayers.
The second group that came with us last weekend were able to reach the towns of Ajuy,Sara, Lemery, San Dionesio, Balasan and Estancia and the last town of Carles.
We treated around 300 patients and we also provided them with medicines and food packs to last for 3 days.We also went to the two district hospitals of Sara and Balasan. The one in Sara had no more
roof so we can see patients lying down in their beds holding an umbrellas because its raining.Balasan is more fortunate since minimal damage was noted. We talked with the doctors who have not slept for 2 days and gave them boxes of medicines and surgical supplies.
I also treated several cases of fractures and injuries. It's a sea of suffering humanity but they always say thank you to all of you.
At the end of the day we went back to the city and endured another 3 to 4 hrs drive. Tomorrow we will send another team and this time to Antique going through Sebaste, Tibiao and Pandan areas which are also badly hit by the typhoon. They will bring food packs, tents, medicines and housing materials like roofings, nails and plywoods so that people can make temporary shelters to keep the rain out.
We cannot do all this things without your generosity
and to all the benefactors who supported us. May God bless you all.
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