Progress on Reconstruction of Leyte Medical Society Building/ Emergency Relief Station in Tacloban
  5th anniversary ceremony for AMDA Peace Clinic
  AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
  From the Field: Voice of AMDA Nurse in Bodhgaya
  Emergency Relief Mission for the Floods in Southeast Asia
  Emergency Relief Mission for the Floods in Southeast Asia
  Delivery of rice harvested from AMDA Food Program
  Emergency Relief Mission for flood in Malaysia
  30th Anniversary Ceremony of AMDA
  Report of Organic Agriculture Training at AMDA Farm in Malino, Indonesia
  AMDA and TaiwanIHA join hands for free Dental Camps and Health Education in Sri Lankan hill stations
  Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Pakistan and North India 5
  AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines ~School Item Distribution in Leyte~
  TaiwanIHA & AMDA's Dental Mission Hakkari, Turkey

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Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 5

In response to the Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines, AMDA has already sent four teams to respond to this disaster. Based on the assessment conducted by the AMDA's first team, with the support from our local counterpart "Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM)", the typhoon destroyed trees, fishing boats, houses, telephone poles, and many other buildings on Negros Island. The serious damage was caused to the coastal areas.

The cost of merchandise has increased in the island because they used to bring them from Leyte Island and now cannot bring them due to the devastation caused to the Leyte Island by the typhoon. The security has worsened, and the power outage has continued. PRRM distributed rice, instant noodles and canned goods to some barangays on coastal areas where the typhoon left great damage. They also gave out used clothing including children's wear to affected people.

AMDA's team also assessed situation in Panay Island where the typhoon left extensive devastation. Simply structured houses were totally destroyed. Even some concrete buildings, such as schools, markets and community gathering buildings, were collapsed or partially destroyed. Affected people are currently living in tents, crevice between the collapsed roof and ground or barracks that were recently built with simple materials. Trees and banana trees were broken from the roots. Telephone poles were destroyed and the power outage has continued on this island as well.

Building materials such as nails and wire to build temporary housing are insufficient. People are getting sick because medical assistance is lacking. Hygiene products, food and clothing are also in need. Based on this assessment, AMDA has determined to conduct medical relief and supply aids. One Indonesian doctor and one Pilipino coordinator plan to arrive on the Panay Island on November 19th, 2013.

The third team conducted assessment on Leyte Island. According to the Pilipino army which has been working in Ormoc City in Leyte Island, water purification, food with a long shelf life and the roof for temporary shelter are insufficient. In respond to the needs, AMDA purchased antibiotics, anti-inflammatory agents, wound treatment sets, and antidotes, sanitary items, nuts and dried fruits. AMDA also purchased chlorine to make emergency drinking water because there is no water purification tablet.

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