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As of 22 January 2020, ten (10) days after the eruption of Taal Volcano in the province of Batangas Philippines, more than 71, 382 families displaced with 282,230 individuals and accommodated in 564 evacuation centers. More than ten municipalities around the volcano were extremely affected and are locked down as of this date. The government is on the process of implementing forced evacuation of communities in as much as the full eruption (base blast) is yet to come in the coming days that can cause extreme destruction of lives. Most of the affected communities were covered by ashes from the first blast of Taal volcano last 12 January 2020 destroying houses, agriculture, livelihood, and even lives.

The Camillian Philippine Province, through its Camillian Task Force in collaboration with the Episcopal Commission on Health Care of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Archdiocese of Lipa launched LINGAP (CARE) BATANGAS. This is a relief and comprehensive health intervention to geographically isolated and depressed evacuation centers. This is a long-term crisis intervention for people in evacuation centers promoting holistic health and wellness.

This package of intervention includes:
a. Spiritual nourishment for both Catholics and non-Catholics: Holy Eucharist or Ecumenical services,
b. Medical consultation (pediatrics, geriatrics, medical, surgical, optometric, orthopedic and others), 
c. Free medicines and diagnostic examinations,
d. Mental Health (Psychological First Aid, Debriefing sessions with children as well as adults) facilitated by our barefoot counselors,
e. Breastmilk provision (from breastmilk letting) especially to vulnerable infants,
f. Provision of sanitation and hygiene kits, and
g. Innovative and creative Learning group sessions (LGS) to the community on health and wellness.

As of this date, the Camillian Philippine Province through its partners has given more than 12,520 standard food relief goods packages, medicines, clothing, hygiene and sanitation kits, and others to Batangas Evacuees for the past two weeks

The LINGAP Batangas team is composed of religious and lay partners desire to continue and promote health and wellness among vulnerable communities and those who are vulnerable in communities primarily in Balayan and San Luis Batangas, who are housing more than 56 Evacuation centers.

Inspired by St. Camillus and our Camillian martyrs, we bring hope and healing to those who are in dire need affected by disasters. 

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