COMMUNITY HELP. A community kitchen at the University of Mindanao Matina Gym organized by BALSA Mindanao feeds 400 children in flood-stricken Matina Grabahan.
MANILA, Philippines - Volunteers led by nuns and youth are helping the victims of recent flooding in Davao City through a community kitchen.
BALSA Mindanao (Bulig Alang sa Mindanao), a citizen group advocating disaster response and climate justice, opened the Kusina sa Katawhan (community kitchen) at the gym of the University of Mindanao Matina, providing food for victims of the flooding. It was formed in 2011 in response to the damage brought about by typhoon Sendong. The group is a continuation of the nationwide humanitarian efforts initiated in 2009 for typhoon Ondoy.
SISTER ACT. Sisters' Association in Mindanao (SAMIN) and youth volunteers organized the community kitchen.
Led by nuns from the Sisters' Association in Mindanao (SAMIN) and youth volunteers, the kitchen has provided food for 400 children who were evacuated from Barangay Matina Grabahan.
DAVAO FLOODS. More than 25,000 people have been affected by flooding in the Davao region.
More than 25,000 people have been affected by flooding
in the Davao region, brought by heavy rain since Saturday, January 19.
At least 13 barangays along the Davao River were submerged in waters. Classes from kindergarten to high school have been suspended for Monday.
The areas affected by typhoon Pablo (Bopha), particularly Cateel in Davao Oriental, are also experiencing flooding due to heavy rain over the weekend.
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