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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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