FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN KUWAIT: Celebrating Great Accomplishments
In 2019, over 210 people are injured and 13 fatalities were reported due to the earthquake, which displaced over 131,000 people in the Region XI (Davao) and Region XII (SOCKSARGEN). Of the displaced, nearly 37,000 are staying in 58 evacuation centers, while over 94,000 are staying with host families or in open spaces, according to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC). A majority of the displaced are in the Davao Region. Many are currently camping in makeshift tents in open spaces near their homes or in evacuation centers, usually open areas near their barangay (village) hall or church, adding to displaced communities who lost their homes and have been staying in tents and evacuation centers since October. The physiological trauma of the affected population is aggravated by continuous aftershocks.
Earthquakes are common in the Philippines due to its location along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Save the Children has a long history of working to help children in the Philippines, including responding to natural disasters.
FILCOM is deeply moved and saddened by the recent tragedy that has affected the lives of our kababayans in the said area.
Our Filipino community responded to immediate recovery needs in the mentioned areas of the said region through monetary donations. FILCOM core long term strategy is to work to rebuild communities in ways that create safe and healthy environments for families especially children (our kababayans). Donations received from different organizations and individuals will be used for more improvement in the lives of more Filipino through direct food and nutrition support and livelihood nurturing in order for them to be active and good members of the communities where they are located.
We can’t do this without you! It is a joy and an honor to partner with everyone in an effort to help our kababayans. Thank you for being a part of this! Mr. Oliver Diong, Filipino Community President
Thank you for joining with us to respond to the cries of our compatriots. Any burden becomes lighter as we all come together to lift it. Mr. Xavier Hernandez, Filipino Community BOD.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put all together that overwhelm the world.
God bless you!