In Manila the urban poor often live and work in the most overcrowded and polluted areas. They face inadequate access to clean water and sanitation services, comprimising their health. Poor water quality and lack of sanitation leads to water related diseases such as diarrhea. In Leyte, Typhoon Haiyan affected 16 million people and damaged more than 1.1 million houses. Immediately after, Netherlands Red Cross had a relief operation, but now in Isabel and Merida it is estimated that 30% of the households still do not have access to safe water.
The project has 2 targets. In Manila, the goal is to contribute to public health resiliency by assisting the urban poor, children in particular to maintain their health and improve their access to safe water and basic sanitation. In Leyte it aims to assist the Phillipine Red Cross in re-building the lives of the survivors of typhoon Haiyan by constructing safe and resilient communities.
In Manila, the project will reach 30,000 people living in the poorer areas, almost half of those beneficiaries are children under the age of 15. The Recovery assistance will target families affected by the Typhoon. It will be implemented by the Philippine Red Cross working in cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross and the Dutch Young Expert (YEP)
Netherlands Water Partnership
Disaster Management Phase
Prevention and mitigation