International Medical Corps Relief Efforts for Typhoon Haiyan

Posted by Elaine Chiang at

International Medical Corps deployed international Emergency Response Teams to the Philippines, comprising of medical professionals and water and sanitation experts following Typhoon Haiyan. The teams worked quickly to provide mobile primary health clinics, assess damage, provide supplies, among a long list of other efforts.

Since the typhoon struck six weeks ago, the mobile medical teams of International Medical Corps have provided over 14,600 health consultations in the Philippines.

A member of International Medical Corps team stops to survey the damage around Hilataban Bridge in Burauen, a crucial roadway affecting the flow of humanitarian relief and other supplies

The local community with the help of the Philippines Defence Force personnel built a temporary bridge, visible on the right. 

The temporary bridge cannot carry cars, so IMC and other volunteers haul equipment by foot across the bridge.

On the road to the harder hit areas in the Philippines.

Arrival in Burauen, one of the harder hit areas. 

One unit assembles with the medical supplies.

International Medical Corps team members outside the Department of Health.

Canoes are loaded up with medical supplies. IMC ran mobile primary health clinics directly from boats to access isolated communities.

FIGS would like to give a huge shout out to the amazing men and women paving the road to recovery. Visit IMC's website for more updates and see how you can help.

FIGS awaiting pickup in the International Medical Corps office in November.

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