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Philippine Earthquake Relief

Field Report by Dina Sleiman

Victims of the 2019 Philippine Earthquake

PHILIPPINES: The past days had been difficult for the people of the Philippines. Three consecutive earthquakes shook their nation destroying homes, business establishments, infrastructures and farms.

Damage and crumbled buildings from the earthquake in the Philippines.

Tremors Rock the Philippines

The Cotabato area was first hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake, followed by several aftershocks leaving 22 dead, 424 injured and 4,800 families traumatized and displaced.

Operation Blessing Friends Send Help

Operation Blessing Disaster Response team rushed in to help following the Philippine Earthquake. Thanks to your faithful support, we’ve distributing close to 1000 relief packs to affected families. They’ve received tents, blankets, food, hygiene kits, and medicines. In addition, you are supplying victims with clean water, medical care, trauma counseling, and vital encouragement.

Medical care being given to a victim of the Philippine earthquake

The OB team has even been providing fun activities for the children, to keep them occupied and lift their spirits during this painful time.

Children playing with bubbles following the Philippine earthquake

Thank you for your ongoing support that enables us to respond quickly in disaster situations like the Philippine Earthquake. If you would like to give a special gift to disaster victims at this time, please visit https://www.ob.org/give/disaster-relief/

And see more great photos in our full 2019 Philippine Earthquake photo gallery.

Happy children holding disaster relief kits in the Philippines.

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