Philippine Earthquake in Bohol and Cebu 2
In response to the Philippine Earthquake happened on October 15th, AMDA has dispatched one nurse and one Filipino coordinator, who is a member of OKPC (Okayama-Kurashiki Pilipino Circle) to Bohol. People in the affected area have been experiencing aftershocks with a magnitude of 5 or so.
Upon arrival in Manila on October 20th, Philippines, the nurse and the coordinator from AMDA started to collect information about the situation in Bohol with support from The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). 80% of buildings collapsed from the earthquake and many people are forced to live outside.
After arriving in Bohol on October 22nd, in collaboration with Philippine Navy (NAVRESCOM), the nurse and the coordinator from AMDA visited several affected sites to assess the situation. As they heard, many buildings were collapsed and many people are living in the tents. In Sagbayan area, one of the most severely affected areas, there are demands for drinking water and other relief supplies. Government of the Philippines is providing free medical care and other medical supplies there.
To the point of October 23rd, they completed the survey in the affected areas, such as Maribojok, Loon and Antequerra. Some areas are still isolated since many bridges are collapsed, and no relief goods are distributed there.
With NAVRESCOM, AMDA nurse and coordinator are planning to complete their assessment, and start distributing relief supplies according to the need of local affected people.