After Lando: A call for help for the children of Casiguran

If not for Typhoon Lando, these children would have been in school today. Typhoon Lando has flattened hundreds of houses in Casiguran, Aurora, and community facilities like schools and classrooms severely damaged — leaving children and their families without access to quality education. 

These children need immediate assistance to help them recover from this calamity. Among others, they need temporary learning spaces and basic school materials, so that their classes could resume at the soonest possible time.

These children need us in situations like this — they need you. Help us bring the needed assistance to them. - Rappler.com

Jerome Balinton is the Emergency Communications Officer of Save the Children. He is currently deployed in Casiguran, Aurora as part of the organization’s humanitarian response. 

Save the Children is one of the first organizations to respond immediately after Typhoon Lando hit. Our staff on the ground are distributing kits containing lifesaving relief supplies for families in some of the worst-affected communities in Casiguran, Aurora, where the typhoon first made landfall. Relief supplies include water purification tablets so that people have safe drinking water, tarpaulins to serve as emergency shelter, basic household kits containing kitchen utensils, mosquito nets and sleeping mats, and household kits with soap, towels and toothbrush.

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