Recycling timber to aid victims of Typhoon Washi

Logs washed up near the port in Iligan City . Credit: Robert Cruickshank/CAFOD


In the Philippines, where thousands of people lost their homes to powerful Typhoon Washi, a Caritas partner is using timber from logs that were washed down the river to build temporary shelters. In rural areas, they are also distributing housing repair kits – tools, sheeting and plywood – and helping to repair water systems.

Read more about the work of CAFOD (a Caritas member based in the UK) and ECOWEB, its partner on the ground.

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Filed under Asia, Conflicts and Disasters, Emergencies, Emergencies in the Philippines, Philippines

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