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G3W receives recognition for its contribution to typhoon Yolanda relief efforts

In recognition of its contribution to the relief and rehabilitation efforts for the victims of typhoon Yolanda(Haiyan), G3W recently received a plaque of appreciation from a network of health groups, workers and professionals called Samahang Operasyong Sagip (Organization for Rescue Operations) or SOS.

G3W recently received a plaque of appreciation in recognition of its contribution to the relief and rehabilitation operations in the areas affected by super typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

 

The plaque was awarded by Samahang Operasyong Sagip (Organization for Rescue Operations) or SOS during a special gathering of its volunteers and donors for the victims of typhoon Yolanda last April 4 . SOS is a network of volunteer health organizations, workers, professionals and students aiming to render assistance to disaster victims through relief and medical missions. G3W partner, Council for Health and Development is one of its founding members.

 

To date, SOS has already conducted 6 major relief operations, 21 medical missions and 24 psycho-social therapy sessions among the Yolanda survivors. Most of the areas that they were able to reach and serve were areas which were never reached by government relief operations.

 

SOS is also supporting the demands of the People Surge, a broad alliance of Yolanda survivors and organizations helping the typhoon victims, such as the provision of P40,000 for every affected family as a financial relief, scrapping of the government's "No-Build Zone" policy that enforces outright land grabbing and eviction of the victims from their homes and livelihood, holding of public consultations in crafting the rehabilitation and reconstruction plan to ensure that the victims and not the big businesses are at the core of this plan, speeding up of the rehabilitation of agricultural sector to ensure food security, hastening the reconstruction of public hospitals and schools, review of all government policies that are destructive to people's lives and the environment such as mining policies, and holding the Aquino government criminally liable for its negligence in ensuring the safety and welfare of it people, and its ineptness in the rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts, among others.

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