Save The Children Responds to the Children Affected By the Floods in Manila

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Save The Children - Manila Floods

9 August 2012, Manila – An estimated 240,000 children out of the over one million people have been forced out from their homes in Manila due to the recent floods.

Save the Children aid agency is launching a response to assist the most vulnerable children and families affected by the floods with pre-made aid packages on standby for use in floods and emergencies.

The aid agency, which works in 120 countries, has been working in the Philippines since 1981 and mounted a large-scale emergency response to typhoon Ketsana in 2009 and recently at last year’s typhoon Washi.

Besides Manila, other cities experiencing intense rain and severe flooding include Parañaque, Taguig, Makati, Marikina, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasay, Quezon, Valenzuela and Pasig are heavily flooded, while other provinces and cities such as Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal, Las Pinas, Bataan, Pangasinan, La Union, Benguet, Pampanga, and Nueva Ecija.

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