There have been hundreds of deaths and disappearances. The houses of at least two of our cadres and their families have been totally destroyed, as far we know, and a number of others are affected, but among our comrades, there are no deaths or missing persons. But the toll on the population very high.
We have been told: “Comrades in Iligan are now busy responding to the emergency needs of populations affected by the present typhoon especially as there are communities pr we have peoples’ mass organisations. Fortunately not one of the children and members of the family [of those of us whose houses were destroyed] died or is missing which is still the status of the other families affected.
“Right now, they are temporarily housed in houses of other comrades and relatives. We are pooling resources both emergency relief and eventually for the reconstruction of houses.”
If you wish to send funds to Iligan, you can use the ESSF channel for the time being, but please do not forget to specify that it is for the Philippines, not to be confused with the ongoing Pakistan solidarity campaign...
Useful articles on this disaster and the militant relief work and solidarity calls will be posted on ESSF website.
For the time being, you can send donations via Europe solidaire sans frontières (ESSF), Europe in Solidarity Without Borders :
cheques to ESSF in euros only to be sent to:
2, rue Richard-Lenoir
Agence de la Croix-de-Chavaux (00525)
10 boulevard Chanzy
ESSF, account number 445757C
International bank account details
IBAN: FR85 3000 2005 2500 0044 5757 C12
BIC / SWIFT: CRLYFRPP
Account holder: ESSF