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Project #8, Typhoon Odette in Phillipines

On December 16th 2021 Typhoon Odette (Rai) struck landfall in the Philippines, Odette was a powerful and catastrophic tropical category 5 cyclone with gusts reaching 240km/h and maximum sustained winds of 195km/h. 

Project PARGO clean water project 8. Two ladies holding buckets that filter water to give them access to clean water

 


Typhoon Odette devastated multiple regions bringing torrential rain, violent winds, floods and storm surges. The Government of Philippines declaring a one-year state of calamity in multiple areas.  


According to government reports the typhoon affected a total of 10.8 million people calling for urgent needs of food and non-food items (NFIs), clean water and sanitation facilities, shelter, hygiene kits, medical supplies and restoration of livelihoods. 

 

Devastation made by Typhoon Odette to the Phillipines

 

Working with our hands in the Phillipines as Australian borders were temperamental. Waves for Water educated and provided the provinces Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oreintal, Negros Occidental & Palawan with 102 water filters, these filters will provide 5,100 individuals access to clean water. 

 

Clean water project, community members standing with their water filters that give them access to clean water


See below the filters were distributed below:

Bohol: 15

Cebu: 30

Negros Oriental: 20

Negros Occidental: 17

Palawan: 20

As usual we would not be able to do this without the help from our community, so a huge thank you to everyone who has purchased a sustainable PARGO product. Every PARGO purchased helps provides people in need access to clean water.

References

https://reliefweb.int/disaster/tc-2021-000202-phl