AMMM for Mindanao Flood, Philippines - I
Typhoon Bopha struck the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday 4th of December 2012. High winds and heavy rain damaged a part of the island, but two eastern provinces of the island, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental were the worst hit areas. In New Bataan, in Compostela Valley, several buildings - including emergency shelters - were washed away or buried by flash floods and mudslides.
AMDA dispatched one Japanese nurse and one coordinator from Okayama-Philippine circle to the Philippines as part of AMDA Multi-National Medical Mission (AMMM). The team of two left Okayama on the 6th of December.
AMDA team met with representatives of Armed Forces of Philippines (AFP) at Manila airport and had planning meeting at Army head quarters. AFP and AMDA has been collaborating during past disaster situations in the Philippines. With the help of AFP AMDA purchased medicines and dry food items for the missions ahead. The team will fly to Davoa on the 8th of December and will conduct a need-survey on arrival. They are planning to visit Panabo or Tagum city and then decide on suitable locations for the medical mission.
One more nurse from Okinawa is schedule to leave Okinawa, Japan on the 10th of Dec. and join the previous team in Davao. AMDA team is planning to return to Japan on the 16th of December.