November 8th 2013: ten months after Typhoon Quinta, the terrible typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines and the North West of Panay Island where Chameleon Association is located. The official -not final- account shows 6200 deaths, 28600 people injured, 1790 missing and more than 16 million* people displaced (among which 3 million in the region VI of the Visayas, where we are located). Material damages are considerable in 690 cities and are put at 665 million euros.
Fortunately, despite the violence of the winds (350 km/h), CAMELEON children and staff are safe and sound but most of the families have lost it all. Thanks to the mobilization of the teams and donors, CAMELEON Association has intervened in the emergency by providing food, cares and clothes to 340 families (1800 individuals). The aid continues during the RECONSTRUCTION phase and CAMELEON works to renovate and rebuild 320 houses and its own structures in Passi.
(*Source: National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council)