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Food Crisis can Happen after an Earthquake

By: Elena Grace Flores

squid in Bohol, Philippines
squid in Bohol, Philippines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s unbelievable hearing from news updates that Bohol government officials are fearing for food crisis that can happen soon. How could this happen when farming is also greatly done in the area? Then reality sinks in. Bohol is just an island and when it is shaken, villages can be isolated. Collapsed bridges are hindering transportation – and if the vegetation or livestock are not yet for harvest or not yet planted, cultured or bred due to recent typhoons, no one can benefit from the farm lands or waters after the devastation. Read this heartbreaking report:

Bohol Food Crisis Feared

By: Malou M. Mozo and Mars Mosqueda Jr.

Mayors Appeal For Foodstuff, Water, Medicines; Sinkholes Discovered

Calape, Bohol – “We need food, water, medicines, and fuel immediately!”

Mayors of Bohol towns badly devastated by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake aired this appeal yesterday as they expressed fear of possible food and water crisis as rescue and relief operations have yet to reach their localities.

Relief operations as reported by GMA News channel are having difficulties in reaching these isolated areas. Trapped villagers are banking for the passing helicopters to notice their pleas. Some wrote HELP along the street – since their voices can’t be heard from up there. However, there’s a way through Cebu. Fast vessels can directly access those isolated areas through the sea routes that are normally used for domestic transport by local residents. Going back to basic during the ancient barter trade regime is quite helpful!

Please call Maria Pejan who is based in Cebu for Donations: 09274359072 or donate through this site by clicking the “Donate” Button at the right hand sidebar of this page! Scroll down to check it near the bottom of the page. Thanks…

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