World Vision carries on recovery programs in Bohol

After providing urgent life-saving aid to 41,360 people in the hardest-hit
Municipalities of Sagbayan, Danao, San Isidro, Ubay, Sikatuna, Sevilla and
Loboc, Maribojoc and Antequera, World Vision transitions to recovery phase
to provide housing materials for 500 households and 200 households for
housing repair kits in the municipalities of Maribojoc and Antequera.

World Vision national director Josaias Dela Cruz re-assures that the
Boholanos are not forgotten. ?Although it seemed like the nationwide
emergency response has focused on the Yolanda hit areas for the past
months, we would like to assure both the donors and survivors that we?ve
never stopped assisting Bohol. We have exceeded our initial target
beneficiaries in our emergency response by 18 percent, and we hope to
assist the survivors further by reconstructing their shattered houses,
making their homes safe once again, especially for children.?

The ongoing response dubbed the Progressive Core Shelter Project is in
partnership with the  Local Government Unit of Maribojoc through National
Housing Authority and OXFAM.



?Before the housing materials is delivered to the households, World Vision
has undergone social preparations with the survivors including the key
role players in the community. And to ensure the safety and well-being of
children and families especially in the earthquake-affected danger zones,
World Vision requires a building permitto ensure that the target
beneficiaries follow the mandate of the LGU on not to build their houses
in no-build zone areas,? Nicomedes Ninolas, World Vision Response Manager

World Vision has been assisting Bohol through various development and
child-focused programs for almost 20 years. It hopes to strengthen its
current programming with community-based capacity building initiatives
promoting disaster risk reduction (DRR) and livelihood support through
Community Managed Savings and Credit Association (COMSCA) which would
encourage community members to start a savings program that they can use
during emergencies.

Dela Cruz also acknowledges the outpouring of generosity from the donor
community. ?On behalf of the children, families and communities we?ve
served, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. World Vision would have
not done it without your help. We are calling for your continuous support
as we transition to the rehabilitation phase. More work needs to be done.?

World Vision Bohol 2

On October 2013, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol, leaving 1.3
million people affected; 79, 217 houses damaged or destroyed;  367,760
people displaced. Based on recent UN report, about  367,760 people whose
homes were damaged or destroyed are still living in their damaged houses
or make-shift tents, while  2,681 people remain in the evacuation centres.
To this day, aftershocks still occur. Some families continue to be at risk
living near the sinkholes and fault line shelter assistance is urgently
needed to help the survivors especially the vulnerable children to be
protected from the unsafe conditions


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