Red Cross Deploys a Field Hospital to Ormoc, Philippines

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    The hospital was deployed in just a few days and is now treating patients around the clock. Olav A. Saltbones/Norwegian Red Cross
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    The field hospital was in use before the construction was actually finished with patients and expectant mothers being treated. Olav A. Saltbones/Norwegian Red Cross
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    Electricity is down as the Canadian Red Cross and Norwegian Red Cross begin setting up a field hospital outside the district hospital in Ormoc, Phillipines. Olav A. Saltbones/Norwegian Red Cross
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    Edwin Santos (left) and Jeff Carando Mendos from Philippine Red Cross Manila HQ working in Tacloban. Jarkko Mikkonen/Finnish Red Cross
The field hospital was in use before the construction was actually finished with patients and expectant mothers being treated.

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, it left a trail of damaged homes, hospitals and infrastructure. Ormoc’s main health facility was badly-damaged and unable to cope with the increasing needs of community members affected by the typhoon. In response, the global Red Cross network deployed a field hospital to Ormoc, where medical professionals are now treating injuries and caring for expectant mothers.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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