November 15, 2014
The National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)/Caritas Philippines holds a 2nd High Level Caritas Internationalis Partners’ Meeting on November 15 at the The Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila to highlight the milestones one year after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the Philippines.
The meeting will be attended by Caritas Internationalis’ Secretary General Michel Roy, CI’s member-organizations, NASSA/Caritas Philippines’ leadership, and the bishops and directors of the nine typhoon-affected dioceses.
The conference will present the achievements and budget updates for the on-going project “Recovery Assistance for Vulnerable Communities Affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines” (#REACHPhilippines) also known as EA 12/2014 in the nine Diocesan Social Action Centers (DSACs).
The Partners’ Meeting will also discuss the results of the EA23 evaluation report, the status of the EA12 pledges, and the plans for the launch of the next Emergency Appeal for 2015-2016.
The Caritas Coordinating Commission for Rehabilitation & Development (CCRD) will also convene on the same day. CI member-organizations headed by Mr. Roy will likewise do actual field visits and interaction with EA12 communities the following week.
It can be recalled that in December 2013, NASSA/Caritas Philippines organized the 1st High Level CI Partners’ Meeting to present the dire conditions of the nine dioceses affected by ‘Yolanda’ which gave birth to the launch of the emergency relief phase in November 2013 and the #REACHPhilippines recovery phase in April this year.
Jing Rey Henderson
Senior Communications Officer
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