humedica sends team of doctors
Important destructions expected – field team already leaving this evening
At a maximum speed of up to 250 km/h and a diameter of 600 km the super-typhoon “Hagupit” is directly heading for the Philippines. The islands Leyte and Samar, which have already been in the center of the catastrophe caused by typhoon “Haiyan” last year, are most likely to be especially concerned by this storm. In order to be prepared for all catastrophe scenarios, humedica immediately sending a team of doctors to the Philippines.
”We don’t know which kind of destructions caused by typhoon “Hagupit” are awaiting us, but at the moment we must act on the assumption that our help is needed”, explains humedica managing director, Wolfgang Groß. “There are already humedica staff members on-site, who are working there in the context of our reconstruction projects after typhoon “Haiyan”. They are keeping us up to date with the current developments and are reporting about imminent dangers.”
The German humedica field team is already flying this Friday evening from Munich (9:55 p.m., Etihad Airways, flight number EY 004, Terminal 1) and Frankfort (9:55 p.m., Etihad Airways, flight number EY 008, Terminal 2) to the Philippines. On board will be the internationally catastrophe experienced doctors Margrit Wille (Gießen), Stefan Lepp (Karlsruhe), Corina Merkle ( Karlsruhe) aand Ann-Christin Stitz (Berlin), as well as the two coordinators Dieter Schmidt (Nesselwang) and Laura Lorenz (Nurnberg).
humedica is asking the German population for directed donations for the catastrophe commitment on the Philippines:
keyword: Typhoon Philippines
IBAN DE35 7345 0000 0000 0047 47
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Further, continually updated information on this website as well as on facebook.com/humedica.
Possibilities for interviews: There are possibilities for interviews with the field team and the humedica staff members in Tacloban / Philippines. If you are interested, please contact our press relations officer Lina Koch.