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Philippines woman and pile of trees downSituation reports

Relief work continues after typhoon in the Philippines:  PDA working with partners to provide relief, plan for long-term recovery (PNS Story)

Ecumenical ties in Philippines assist aid efforts, includes information about the PC(USA) relationship with the United Council of Churches in the Philippines, and NCCP/ACT Alliance.

Packages of relief – and love – for Typhoon Haiyan survivors (PDF). Story update from National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) of assistance being provided to Typhoon Haiyan survivors.

Supporting early response and recovery efforts: PDA-supported efforts are providing immediate assistance to more than 200,000.  Assistance includes emergency good, shelter materials, water/sanitation, and more.

One of the worst recorded typhoons in history, Haiyan has left many dead, hundreds of thousands displaced, and extensive damage; initial response includes provision of non-food items, drinking water and emergency shelter kits.  All PC(USA) mission workers are reported safe.

Typhoon Haiyan Initial report - In collaboration with members of the ACT Alliance, PDA monitored Typhoon Haiyan as it approached and made landfall in the Philippines. ACT Alliance partners, including PC(USA) mission partner the National Council of Churches, were preparing for the impact by prepositioning supplies and helping people reach emergency shelters.


Philippines womanPDA response to Philippines Typhoon Haiyan
This 5 minute slideshow depicts early response efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working in partnership and will walk with survivors on the long journey to recovery.         

Slideshow from NCCP of relief being provided to typhoon survivors.

Video from former PC(USA) moderator Bruce Reyes-Chow. See a glimpse of the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

Poem by Scott Barton, written to accompany Psalm 46

A Prayer of Gratitude in Times Like These, by Bishop Reuel Marigza, General Secretary of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines

Report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - November 13, 2013

Call to Prayer for the Philippines, by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders

Bulletin insert: May they cling to the compassion of Christ (color version)

Bulletin insert: May they cling to the compassion of Christ (grayscale version)

When Waters Roar and Foam - hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

God We’ve Known Such Grief and Anger - hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

Responding to Philippines typhoon: all PC(USA) mission workers reported safe, PNS story Nov. 11, 2013

Helpful links

Bruce Reyes Chow, Moderator of 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, has been in the Philippines on a teaching assignment at the Silliman University Divinity School.  Bruce is providing photos and information on his experiences related to Super Typhoon Haiyan.  Read updates on his blog.

World Mission – Information on PC(USA) work and partnerships in Philippines

Mission Connections – Information and letters from PC(USA) mission workers in Philippines

PresbyTel answers your questions about the PC(USA). Call (800) 872-3283 to talk to a PresbyTel consultant.


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Upcoming Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Events

PHP Advisory Committee

March 30 - April 1, 2014

Presbyterian Hunger Program Advisory Committee meets March 30 - April 1, 2014, in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Advisory Committee and Self-Development of People Steering Committee.

PDA Advisory Committee

March 30 - April 1, 2014

In a One Great Hour of Sharing Joint Meeting, The PDA Advisory Committee will meet in conjunction with PHP Advisory Committee and the SDOP Steering Committee March 30 – April 1 at the Omni Royal Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Discussions will include the work and vision of each department, long term Presbyterian involvement, issues and generative thinking.  A mission site tour will be made, followed individual committee meetings, and PHP will visit grant partner, Latino Farmer’s Cooperative of Louisiana.

PDA Advisory Committee

Oct. 8 - 10, 2014

PDA Advisory Committee meets October 8–10 in Louisville.

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