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Build a SAFER Philippines Today

 QUEZON CITY, PH
$407.00
raised by 10 Givers
$20,000.00
goal amount
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SAFER was established by a consortium of national NGO networks to aid local humanitarian organizations in responding to disaster-affected communities. The consortium is composed of CODE-NGO, Humanitarian Response Consortium, and Nassa/Caritas Philippines which all have decades of development experience, national reach, and localized tools and approaches for disaster response, rehabilitation, and recovery. The member networks have supported communities in the wake of natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, Typhoon Lando, and Typhoon Nina. SAFER channels the donations to its members who have presence in all regions the country. This enables SAFER to quickly fund emergency response everywhere including remote and vulnerable communities. Given the collective experience of its member networks in providing humanitarian assistance, SAFER assures the giving public that their donations are used to deliver appropriate, effective, and efficient disaster response and relief to those who need it most.
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When disasters strike, lives are immediately put in jeopardy. Families lose their homes, their source of livelihood, and even their supply of food and water. Children are unable to go to school and their education is interrupted almost indefinitely.

In the wake of a disaster, families can find themselves teetering on the edge of poverty, with rehabilitation and recovery still months, if not years, away.

In the Philippines, larger disasters get resources as a result of attention from national and international media, while smaller disasters impacting hard-to-reach rural communities often are invisible to the larger public, keeping organizations from channeling resources to affected communities at the soonest time possible.

For this reason, we established the Shared Aid Fund for Emergency Response (SAFER) to ensure that we can direct resources to lesser-known emergencies which impact tens, if not hundreds of families who need it most.

“In the past decade, disasters have become more overwhelmingly destructive for communities, and we have found ourselves in the position of having to act as first responders,” shared SAFER Executive Committee member Roselle Rasay. “Disaster response and humanitarian action has historically been led by international organizations. What we want to do with SAFER is to make sure that local organizations, in consultation with communities, lead humanitarian response in the wake of a disaster.”

With the typhoon season already underway, we need to raise funds quickly to support ongoing and future needs. You can help us by contributing to our Quick Response Fund, which we will use to respond to disasters affecting anywhere from 20 to 100 families.

Your support will help us address the immediate needs of those affected by natural disasters, public health emergencies, technological or industrial disasters, and conflict.

  • For Php350, you can provide one food kit (rice, cooking oil, dried fish, canned tuna/corned beef, and coffee) or one hygiene kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, towel, diaper, shampoo, sanitary pads, alcohol, and nail clipper) for a family of five for two (2) days.
  • For Php500, you can provide one food kit or one hygiene kit for one family for a week.
  • For Php1,000, you can provide one food kit or one hygiene kit for one family for two (2) weeks.
  • For Php1,600, you can provide one essential kit (kitchenware, plastic mats, blankets, mosquito net, pail, dipper, and flashlight) for one family for one month.
  • For Php5,000, you can provide a temporary shelter kit for one family, composed of CGI sheets, umbrella nail, timber, marine plywood, and nails.
  • For Php20,000, you can provide a shelter repair kit for one family, which consists of nails, hammer, handsaw, measuring tape, and tie wire.

With your support, we can help them rebuild quickly and enjoy a decent quality of life post-disaster.

You can also donate directly to our bank account. 

Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands

Branch: Loyola Heights, Katipunan Avenue

Account Name: Shared Aid Fund for Emergency Response, Inc.

Account Number: 3081-1194-21

For confirmation of your donation, kindly send your deposit slip to  [email protected].

Photos from NASSA/Caritas Philippines

BANGON CAGAYAN

Typhoon Ompong (“Mangkhut”) made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan, Northern Luzon early morning at 1:40 on Saturday, September 15. The Typhoon crossed the provinces of Cordillera and Ilocos regions at 35 kilometers per hour, causing landslides, damage to buildings and homes, livelihoods, and the vast agricultural lands in the North.

An assessment by the Humanitarian Response Consortium (HRC) reported that the typhoon impacted 8 farming and fishing communities of Alcala, Allacapan, Baggao, and Lasam, Province of Cagayan. Initial record of affected population in the four municipalities are 16,032 families. A total of 3,730 houses were damaged and urgently need more materials for restoration. There are also reports of open defecation in two barangays which can impose health risks within the community. 

IMPACT OF THE DISASTER

  • Many barangays have not yet received relief especially Indigenous People’s upland communities.
  • Food items are not sufficient for the whole affected family and is further aggravated by financial struggles due to loss of livelihoods during this period.
  • Poor families need more materials to fully restore their damaged houses to protect them from changing weather and other elements.
  • Farmers who are already buried into debt with their pre-existing loans with the traders have no means to pay back because their crops were destroyed by the typhoon.
  • Drinking water are sourced straight from pumps or deep wells suspected with contaminants. There is a need to undertake water quality monitoring and hygiene promotion due to open defacation and other improper practices.
  • Some communities do not have alternative sources of livelihood and are solely dependent on farming.
  • There is high probability of risk confronting women and children of privacy, protection and security due to damaged houses and toilets with no proper walling and roofing.
  • Special attention need to be given to IP affected communities to ensure their access to various assistance and services due to their location and cultural considerations.

SAFER APPEAL: Php100,000 in Financial Assistance to 40 Families

We are appealing for public support to raise Php100,000 to provide financial assistance that will serve 40 families of affected communities in Cagayan. The assistance bridges the financial gap for families who lost their livelihoods and main source of income from the typhoon until the time that substantial assistance from government and other sectors arrive. Our implementing partner for this response is the Humanitarian Response Consortium.

Donors can also directly deposit to our bank account and send the deposit slip to [email protected]:

Bank Account

Bank of the Philippine Islands

Branch: Loyola Heights, Katipunan Avenue

Account Name: Shared Aid Fund for Emergency Response, Inc.

Account Number: 3081-1194-21

Your support will help us address the immediate needs of those affected by Typhoon Ompong in Cagayan. For more information, you can e-mail SAFER Foundation at [email protected] or visit www.safer.org.ph.

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Shared Aid Fund For Emergency Response
 QUEZON CITY, PH
Founded:
2017-10-15
Type:
Non Profit
Contact Number:
029202595
Address:
146-b B. Gonzales, Varsity Hills, Brgy. Loyola Heights Quezon City Metro Manila PH
About us:
Shared Aid Fund for Emergency Response (SAFER) is an organization co-founded by the Caucus of Development NGO Networks (CODE-NGO), NASSA/Caritas Philippines, and Humanitarian Response Consortium to ensure that less accessible communities have access to immediate relief and assistance in the wake of a disaster. SAFER fuels the efforts of partner NGOs through a Quick Response Fund that supports and finances their on-ground disaster relief activities.

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Do you have inquiries?
Send us an email at
[email protected]