DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE / HEALTHBy providing required assistance for calamity victims of floods, earthquakes, typhoons and other natural calamities. This includes the immediate provision of basic needs for water, food, clothing, toilet and kitchen supplies, sleeping mats and blankets and medicines. A water purifying system known as “Jerrycans” are made available to calamity areas to process the dirty non potable water and provide the much needed drinkable water to affected families.A medical mission of volunteer doctors and other medical practitioners is normally dispatched to disaster areas to address the medical needs of calamity victims during the relief operations. Upon completion of the relief operations, the rehabilitation phase is commenced to address the more long term needs for housing and education of the affected families.
Community Development Program Why ANCOP Community Development Program? The proportion of the Filipino population living below US$1.25 a day in 2006 was 23 per cent or around 20 million people. At the same time, about 44 per cent or over 40 million Filipinos were living on less than US$2 a day.While the Philippines was able to reduce poverty incidence from as high as 30 per cent in the early 1990s, the actual number of people living in poverty has increased over the past 20 years.The global food and fuel price crises in 2007 and 2008, and the global economic crisis that followed, are estimated to have pushed even more people into poverty. The economy took a further hit in late 2009, as the worst typhoon season in 40 years devastated Metro Manila and the agricultural heartland of the country.Even during periods of stronger economic growth, such as 2004-2008, poverty continued to rise. And it is still rising.Hence, ANCOP thought of helping these poor people by launching its Community Development Program (CDP).(Reference: www.ausaid.gov.au)