Philippine Red Cross Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon.
Philippine Red Cross Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon.

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, (PIA) —Almost 80 percent of the projects/interventions undertaken by the Philippine Red Cross in Yolanda affected areas in Leyte was accomplished two years after the super typhoon struck the region.

The accomplishments include humanitarian intervention through emergency assistance, shelter, livelihood, WASH, health and Education.

In his presentation report Sunday, PRC Chairman Richard Gordon reported that of the 66, 011 homes built for typhoon Yolanda victims amounting to Php2.2 billion, half of these equivalent to 30, 000 homes were completed in Leyte.

Red Cross also provided livelihood assistance to 59, 218 households in Yolanda affected areas; 20, 198 families in Leyte benifited this, more than what is being targeted which is only 19, 161 families.

It also reached 90, 779 families with cash relief assistance during the emergency phase; rehabilitated and constructed 410 classrooms amounting to Php68, 593, 112. 65. Of the 151 target classrooms in Leyte, 88 classrooms were completed.

Not only that, Philippine Red Cross also extended assistance on healthcare, hygiene, sanitation and disaster risk reduction.

But the work of the men and women of PRC did not end there. According to Gordon, PRC continues to move forward in achieving its commitment to countless families affected by Yolanda.

In the 2nd Yolanda anniversary commemoration, PRC officials revisited the various provinces hit by the typhoon to check on the progress of its efforts which according to them a ceaseless recovery and renewal to all survivors.PIA.