Unifor Social Justice Fund donates to Typhoon Mangkhut relief


A red cross volunteer serving food to a large crowd of young children.
Picture courtesy of the Philippine Red Cross

The Unifor Social Justice Fund has donated $27,397 to the Canadian Red Cross to aid Typhoon Mangkhut relief efforts in the Philippines. On September 15, 2018 the super typhoon left over 2.9 million people affected with 31 provinces impacted, 8 of which have declared state of calamity.

“In the wake of events such as Typhoon Mangkhut there is a long recovery and rebuilding process,” said Unifor International Director Mohamad Alsadi. “The Canadian Red Cross is working to support the Philippines Red Cross Society in their efforts to ensure those who need help are able to find it.”

The Red Cross has provided services including search and retrieval in landslide-hit areas and distribution of relief items including water containers, sleeping mats, blankets, mosquito nets and hygiene kits.

To date, the Red Cross had served 18,700 hot meals, over 207,000 litres of safe water, psychosocial support to 11,680 and hygiene promotion to 5,010.

The Red Cross aims to continue supporting those impacted by the typhoon by focusing on shelter, livelihood and basic needs, health, water, sanitation, hygiene, protection and gender inclusion, migration, and disaster risk reduction.

For more information or to make a donation visit www.redcross.ca

Homes damaged by typhoon Mangkhut.
Picture courtesy of the Philippine Red Cross