RAF aid for flood-hit in Mindanao

RAF aid for flood-hit in Mindanao

 27 Sep 2016 - 2:22

RAF aid for flood-hit in Mindanao
Residents in Mindanao receiving food baskets provided by RAF.

The Peninsula

DOHA: Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) has provided urgent humanitarian aid to more than 12,000 poor people in flood-hit areas of the Philippine island of Mindanao.
The aid includes basic foodstuffs and medicines in large quantities. More than 2,500 food baskets were distributed in seven villages of Mindanao. The basket includes food items enough for a medium family for three months, including rice, sugar, edible oil, milk and coffee. The beneficiaries received medicines for regular use and for chronic diseases as well. 
The initiative was launched in collaboration with its local partner in the Philippines “the Supreme Scientific Advisory Council”. The council had conducted a survey to assess the needs of people in these areas.
The beneficiary villages are Taujan, Dar Al Salam, Beniwata, Lakiki, Viraki and Karmin in five governorates of Mindanao.
The beneficiaries thanked the donors, RAF and its local partner for their support at a tough time when they faced severe financial problems. Residents of these areas find it very difficult to earn enough to cover their daily needs due to natural disasters.
RAF had launched several campaigns to support the needy people worldwide. The beneficiaries include poor, needy people, widows, divorcees and orphans. Refugees and internally displaced people have also benefited from the initiatives. The weaker segments of society like people with disabilities, children and senior citizens were given special care.
RAF said it would continue its efforts for providing humanitarian aid to the needy people all over the world. So far, RAF has access in 97 countries and provided charity projects, including developments and relief, among others.