Nanay Emma Pedrano, GABRIELA-Culasi Chapter Chairperson, with her children in front of the rubble of what used to be her house in Roxas City. Capiz Province is one of the most devastated area after the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Despite government pronouncements, help has yet to reach many communities six days after the devastation. (photos by Jet Canas)
The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) calls for support for the victims of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines and the planet in recent history. Last 8 November 2013 typhoon Yolanda struck several islands in the Philippines killing thousands of people, leveling communities and numerous infrastructure, electrical, and telecommunication lines. Travel and communication has been made virtually impossible and the delivery of much needed relief rendered extremely slow.
Below is the appeal from GABRIELA Women’s Alliance, whose members on the ground–peasant women, women fisherfolk, indigenous women, have been severely affected.
In solidarity with the people of the Philippines, we join the call for the 13 November International Day of Solidarity and Action for the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda.