August 3, 2009
On August 5, 2009, an Emergency Humanitarian Mission into the armed conflicts and typhoon flooded area of Datu Piang, Maguindanao organized by Asia America Initiative, a non-profit charitable and educational organization. Asia America Initiative (AAI) with assistance from international donors and local non-governmental organizations will deliver P15,000,000.00 of emergency medical and other humanitarian supply.
The mission is being coordinated in partnership with local government units in Mindanao. Participating private organizations are both Christians and Muslims working together for peace and to relieve the suffering of more than 300,000 and turn-away displaced persons from both armed conflict and the recent typhoon. Donors include International Medical Corps Worldwide, Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Poor, Sisters of the Poor and International Relief and Development, Mckie-Hemrick Foundation, Kindness in Action, and Interchurch Medical Assistance. For the volunteer youth arm we have AAI's Catalysts for Peace, and partner organizations such as Municipality of Datu Piang, Young Moro Professionals Network, Ayala Young Leaders Alliance, Alliance of Bangsamoro for Peace and Sustainable Development, and Liguasan Youth Association for Sustainable Development.
The mission will be focused in and around the town of Datu Piang were more than 90,000 families are surviving without basic needs like food, water and shelter in the mud and monsoon rain.
Kindly send your news team to attend the said activity at 9:00 AM in Datu Gumbay Elementary School, Datu Piang, Maguindano. For more details, you may coordinate with Ms. Rohaniza Sumndad (09175070323), Kim Bagundang (09262768698), Razel Junsay (816-3305/09208366933).