Delivering Relief Aid
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall and decimated many of the islands that comprise the Philippines. Many were left without food, shelter, clean water, or access to medical care they desperately needed. In the wake of the disaster, the AFYA Foundation was contacted by corporate, medical and individual product donors, and they were able to secure donations from a variety of partners to provide humanitarian and medical supplies to typhoon victims
In collaboration with logistics and transportation providers – AIRLINK, American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), Kuehne + Nagel, LIFT, and Nippon Cargo Airlines – AFYA was able to send a total of 27,889 pounds of disaster relief aid in five separate shipments for a total of $330,556 in donated goods. These goods included medical supplies, Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs), and two Axenika water filtration systems, which are designed to purify up to 150 gallons (567 liters) of water per hour.
- 10,000 people per day were provided with clean water
- 11,800 emergency rations provided through donation of MREs
- 8,750 pounds of medical supplies donated to the Philippine Red Cross for immediate relief