WAY Relief Assistance to the Phillipines

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THE World Assembly of Youth (WAY) exercised its humanitarian right and obligation in response to the destruction caused by the super typhoon Haiyan which shredded the Philippines district of Leyte, Tacloban and Samar Island on November 4, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan is the second deadliest Philippine typhoon that affected at least 9.8 million people, leaving more than 659,200 people displaced and more than 10,000 people feared dead.

The President of WAY, Rt. Hon. Datuk Seri Ir. Idris Haron during the WAY Humanitarian Aid mission to the Republic of Philippines meeting at the Chief Minister's office on Friday said that "WAY will channel humanitarian aids in the shortest time possible and we are still waiting for the 'green light' from the National Security Council to go there." The organization together with Mamee Double Decker (M) Berhad donated overall 5 intermodal containers of foodstuffs and vital goods. They also raised funds amounting to RM 100,000.00 to aid during this hard time.

The President went on to say that, "Other than that, WAY is also requesting the Ministry of Defense, Malaysia to use the military plane to bring the food and mineral water to ease distribution of the humanitarian aids to the affected areas later". As the rest of the world, WAY is also concerned about the livelihood of the people of the Republic of Philippines and is looking for a faster way for this aid to reach there in time.

We call on more organizations, individuals and the private sector to give a helping hand to assist in disaster relief in Philippines. For those that are interested to donate anything, be it food, clothes, funds, etc. please do not hesitant to contact us at http://way.org.my/contact-us.

This effort comes as one of the major topics that were discussed during the WAY Executive Committee Meeting held in London last week, where the committee urged that WAY continue in helping the society.