Red Cross Deploys a Field Hospital to Ormoc, Philippines
December 04, 2013
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 comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.