Current Disaster Response
Taal Volcano Eruption in the Philippines
Please continue to pray for those affected by the Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines, as well as the dedicated Filipino staff and volunteers supporting relief efforts at this time.
217 evacuation centers in the Batangas and surrounding provinces have been established to assist an estimated 43,600 people who have been displaced. Approximately 459,300 people have been identified as potentially affected and an ongoing high alert remains in place for a hazardous explosive eruption.
In partnership with UMCOR, the Manila Episcopal Area Disaster Management Office has identified initial food and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs of evacuees and has begun distributing those items. Continued coordination, communication and assessments of next steps in the disaster response is ongoing.
Wildfires in Australia
In response to the severe and unrelenting wildfires in Australia, UMCOR is working with partner organizations in the country to assess current damages and analyze the best route for support.
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