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Good Neighbors International Philippines delivers urgent aid and assistance to Typhoon Haima-stricken Kalinga Province

As Super Typhoon Haima (Lawin) devastated Northern Luzon on October 19, the province of Kalinga appealed for urgent aid and assistance. Good Neighbors Philippines (GNIP), under the Philippine International NGO Network (PINGON), is one of the first international NGOs to respond to Kalinga’s appeal for urgent relief and aid.

On October 28 and 29, GNIP distribute relief items to over 3000 families in the municipalities of Libuagan, Pinukpuk, and Balbalan in Kalinga province.

Each distributed relief kit contained the following items good for a family of five:
-a water pail
-4 face towels
-1 bath towel
-1 tube of toothpaste
-5 pcs of toothbrush
-5 pcs of comb
-2 packs of sanitary pads for women
-2 bars of laundry soap
-3 bars of bath soap
-1 collapsible water container
-1 blanket
-1 mosquito net

GNIP recognizes that water, sanitation and hygiene are compromised during a disaster not only due to damages in water facilities, but also because the immediate focus for relief is shifted to providing food. However, by providing hygiene kits to affected communities, Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) needs are addressed and may even prevent the spread of diseases after a disaster strikes.