TYPHOON KOPPU/LANDO is causing destruction in the Aurora Province of the Philippines, and FEBC’s partner First Response Radio has deployed to the area.
Local staff trained in First Response Radio come together, gather gear, and head out to disaster zones within hours of cyclones, typhoons, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes. As usual they are packing the studio-in-a-suitcase, a generator, and essential mast pieces to be erected on top of whatever still stands high in the affected area (this picture from a previous deployment.).
Cooperation is vital, and FRR are already working with OCHA (Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs), OCD (Office of Civil Defence) and other NGOs to ensure every available kind of aid is offered and available to the people of Aurora. Radio plays its vital role of informing people of what to expect, advising them of health and medical care nearby, guiding them to food aid and supplies, and counselling through the losses and pain.
Psalm 5: 1-3
1 Listen to my words, Lord,
consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.