More int’l relief arrive in Cebu

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CEBU CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development- Central Visayas (DSWD-7) has received more international relief as donations for Typhoon Yolanda victims arrived over the weekend from the Ukraine government and International Medical Corps (IMC).

Butrymovych Mychailo Konstyantynovych, deputy director of Ukraine State Emergency Service, flew via an Ilyushin II-76 cargo aircraft from Kiev to Mactan Air Base in the city to personally bring the relief items.

The donation include 15,390 blankets; 8,338 water purification filters; 6,144 tins of stewed beef; 3,456 disinfectant tablets; 500 mattresses; 500 pillows; and 21 electric generators with lighting equipment and cable network.

The IMC has also given US$ 28,470 (P1.245 million) worth of medical supplies consisting of water purification tablets, water bags and other medical items.

“Part of the donations were provided by our partners such as the Map International, Heart to Heart International, and AmeriCares,” said IMC Global Logistics Manager Marin Tomas.

International Medical Group
(Contributed photo)

The group has also sent medical teams to evacuation centers in Cebu; Tacloban City and Tanauan in Leyte; Guiuan in Eastern Samar; and Roxas City in Capiz.

Tomas said the IMC will also purchase local medicines to supplement those that they brought in.

“This is in partnership with Medical Teams International, Stanford University and Harvard University,” Tomas added.

A DSWD social worker processes the donation of the International Medical Corps at a relief hub in Mactan Airbase. (Sunnex)

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