Help Children and Families Affected by the Eruption of Taal Volcano
Taal Volcano is disrupting lives, particularly those of children
Taal Volcano, one of the Philippines’ most active and dangerous volcanoes, has been erupting since the start of 2020. It has placed the lives and livelihoods of many, including children and their families, at risk.
The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) raised Alert Level 4 or “hazardous eruption imminent” on January 12, and has reduced this to Alert Level 3 or "high level of volcanic unrest" on January 26 in response to a decline in the frequency of volcanic earthquakes.
The widespread disruption has affected families within areas at risk within a 14km radius of the main crater of the volcano, where an estimated 460,000 people live, approximately 184,000 of whom are children. As of January 13, over 24,500 people have sought shelter in 75 evacuation centers in the CALABARZON region (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon provinces, and Lucena City).
Although many of these residents have begun to return home and to work in response to permission from the local government, the needs continue to be significant. Ash from the volcano has fallen throughout CALABARZON and in other areas including Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Tarlac, and Nueva Ecija. Exposure to volcanic ash is dangerous and may cause a wide variety of conditions including throat irritation, conditions similar to bronchitis and asthma, eye irritation, and skin problems.
PHIVOLCS officials have also warned against concluding that Taal's unrest has ceased or that the threat of a hazardous eruption has vanished.
Save the Children Philippines has on the ground in Batangas to meet humanitarian needs there, particularly of children who are most vulnerable in times of crises such as these.
Help children and families affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano
Your donations will help make sure that the children and families affected by Taal Volcano will stay healthy.
DEPOSIT your donation here:
Name: SAVE THE CHILDREN PHILIPPINES (SCP), INC.
Bank Name: BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
Bank Account Number: 3531-0077-69
Bank Branch: Magallanes EDSA
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The children affected by Taal Volcano need your help urgently.