Aitziber returned from the Philippines a few days ago when some information about possible storms was known. In the interview she spoke of the work InteRed does on early warning and disaster preparedness to manage evacuations and respond to emergencies. This preparation has proven effective in this disaster because human lives have been saved in communities of the Bicol region where InteRed develops a part of its project. However, the damage in the homes of these communities, in addition to the damage to agriculture and infrastructure, are incalculable.
For five years InteRed has worked on an agreement with the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation in the Philippines. One of the components of this agreement was to prepare families to act before the arrival of a natural disaster, how to be safe when "early warnings" are given, and how to escape to previously identified “safe" areas.
Interview with Aitziber Barrueta
(Video in Spanish)
InteRed Bank Accounts to assist in the Philippines Emergency
CCC : 0049 0356 58 2910601092
IBAN : ES23 0049 0356 5829 1060 109
2 BIC or Swift Code of Banco Santander: BSCHESMMXXX
Address: C / Princesa 31-28008 Madrid
CCC : 1491 0001 23 2085968028
IBAN : ES 1114910001232085968028
Address: Martires Concepcionistas 18-28006 Madrid
Donations may be made from any branch of Banco Santander and Spanish banks abroad or through online banking at Triodos account, indicating PHILIPPINES EMERGENCY and name of the person or institution that makes the contribution.
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