Typhoon Yolanda had caused tremendous damage to the city of Ormoc, which has a large number of fishermen. IsraAID in partnership with Philos provided the fishermen 11 motorized boats.
IsraAID staff in the Philippines were invited by local fisherman families in Macabug for a traditional lunch where they expressed their gratitude to IsraAID for helping restore their livelihood. Last year, typhoon Yolanda caused tremendous damage to the city of Ormoc, which has a large number of fishermen. The powerful typhoon destroyed their boats, and many of them were left without any means to support their families.
IsraAID in partnership with Philos provided the fishermen 11 motorized boats, which enable them to reach deep water, where better quality of fish can be found and then sold on the market.
Mr. Alon Shabtay, the new IsraAID agronomist, just arrived in the Philippines to head the agriculture livelihood program, training and introducing farmers in Cabintan how to increase and improve the quality of their vegetables. The program will also renovate existing pipeline systems that were damaged by last year’s cyclone, to the benefit all of the farmers in Barangay, Philippines.
Renovating the water pipeline in the Philippines
Update – December 4
Another typhoon, Ruby, is scheduled to reach the Philippines along the same route as last year’s super typhoon Yolanda. In the midst of training programs and after the projection that the typhoon Ruby will indeed hit the city of Ormoc, the IsraAID team of four professionals were evacuated to Manila, prepared to return to Ormoc in the aftermath of this new disaster.