Relief & Rehab Program

To provide site-specific actions, response plan, aid and procedures that can lessen the impact of man-made and natural disasters

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  1. Save human lives through the quick response plans and mechanisms
  2. Address the gaps during emergency and disaster relief operations
  3. To provide an overall preparedness, response and program useful in times of emergency and disasters


Relief and Rehab Ondoy2009: Ondoy Relief Operations Typhoon Ondoy (international codename: Ketsana) devastated the National Capital Region in September 2009, Marikina and Rizal as the hardest hit areas. Food and relief assistance were extended to a total of 6,114 families, in partnership with the parishes near the affected barangay. Details on the beneficiaries are as follows:

Relief and Rehab KayanRehabilitation of the Kayan Community in Tadian, Mt. Province ADFI supported the church initiated Relief and Rehab Program for the Kayan Community of Tadian, Mountain Province devastated by Typhoon Pepeng (International codename: Parma) in October 2009. Aside from relief operations, ADFI also assisted the rehabilitation of the community houses.

Relief and Rehab Isabela2010: Relief Assistance in Isabela Typhoon Juan (international codename: Megi) is considered as one of the strongest typhoon in the world in the year 2010. It swept through mostly farming and fishing areas of northern Luzon and roads were left impassable due to continuous rain. ADFI provided funds for the purchase of temporary shelters and medicines were distributed to some 10,000 people in evacuation centers, public and private school buildings; municipal halls and churches in Isabela Province, Region 2.

Relief and Rehab SorsogonMedical Relief in Mt. Bulusan Sorsogon After Mt. Bulusan spewed a series of ash and pyroclastic materials that flowed down to its rivers, the whole area of Sorsogon was declared in a state of calamity in 2010. In response to the Municipal Health Unit of Irosin’s reported 187 cases of acute respiratory disorders, gastro intestinal diseases and acute gastroentirities; ADFI provided medical assistance as part of an emergency medical relief operations in Irosin, Bulan and Magallanes, Sorsogon Province in Region V.

Relief and Rehab AntiqueCapacity Building on Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness for the High Risk Areas in the Province of Antique After a devastating storm Frank (international codename: Fengshen) caused a massive landslide in the Province of Antique, ADFI in partnership with the Diocesan Social Action Center (DSAC) conducted a Capacity Building on Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness for the High Risk Areas in the municipalities of San Remigio, Sibalom, Belison, Valderrama, Bugasong, Barbaza and Tibiao for the whole year of 2010. The program included ecology awareness and basic leadership, empowering the community to mitigate the risks and making the community resilient to all types of disasters. The project beneficiaries included 105 Barangay Officials and residents of the 6 communities within Antique’s neighboring towns.

Relief and Rehab Japan2011: Japan Tsunami Emergency Aid Relief assistance amounting to USD 10,000.00 was given to the tsunami victims of Northeast Japan after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in March 2011. The assistance was made possible through a partner donor agency, HOPE International Development Agency-Japan, through an Emergency Aid and Rehabilitation program where direct help to the survivors living in shelters and community centers were provided with food, water, milk, hygiene products, mattresses, cleaning supplies and blankets.

Relief and Rehab ZamboangaTraining on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) in Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur In preparation in the event of disasters, a training on DRRM was undertaken in April 2011 by a major ADFI Local Government Unit (LGU) partner in Mindanao. The Municipality of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur facilitated the training and actual drills for some 569 members of its Barangay Development Council (BDC). The 44 participating barangays adapted 44 DRRM plans which uniquely covers an Ancestral Domain area—with representatives coming from the Subanen indigenous tribe, along with the farmers, women and the youth sector. A total of 660 participants learned skills on First Aid and Rescue and Operations and Actual Drilling and formulated a Community Disaster and Response Plan. A Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committee was formed and the members committed to meet regularly for the program’s sustainability.

Relief and Rehab CotabatoCotabato River Flooding Relief Operations In June 2011, people in Cotabato City experienced waist-deep flood waters as water hyacinths blocked the rivers’ natural flow to the Cotabato Delta River. The heavy downpour submerged almost 36 barangays and the whole province was declared under a state of calamity. ADFI provided 300 sacks of rice as part of the emergency relief and response plan, which included medical and financial assistance to 18 individuals through the Archdiocese of Cotabato City and other partner NGOs in the area.

Relief and Rehab CagayanAssistance to the Survivors of Typhoon Sendong In solidarity with the survivors, ADFI immediately provided financial assistance amounting to Php 2M to the Archdiocese and the Assumption Sisters of Cagayan de Oro City and the Diocese of Iligan City, including some clothes, medicine and water to the affected families through a separate relief operation. Overnight, typhoon Sendong (international codename: Washi) submerged two urban cities in Northern Mindanao: Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental and Iligan City, Lanao del Norte when floodwaters rose to more than a meter deep as the people slept through the evening of 17 December 2011.