Urgent Appeal for Aid for Mayon Evacuees

UCANews 19 January 2018

Legazpi Diocese has appealed to Catholics to open their doors for displaced residents and provide them temporary shelter.

Father Rex Paul Arjona of the diocese’s social action office said the church has launched a volunteer shelter program that aims to ease crowding in evacuation camps.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said more residents have been evacuated to safer areas.

There at present about 34,000 people who have sought temporary shelter in 30 evacuation centers.

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