of the bodies have yet to be identified or claimed by relatives nearly
two months since the massive typhoon struck the central Philippines."
"The number of people who died and are missing in wake of the typhoon, known locally as Yolanda, has reached almost 8,000 with numbers continuing to rise.
Around 1,400 victims are yet to be buried in Tacloban City as authorities acknowledge that a shortage of technical personnel and continuous rains slowed the process of identifying the bodies."
"A task force says it recovers an average of ten bodies a day in the outskirts of the city.
Many of the bodies have yet to be identified or claimed by relatives nearly two months since the massive typhoon struck the central Philippines.
In the latest update from the Philippines' National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council the toll stands at 6,166 with 1,785 still missing.""Many of the bodies have yet to be identified or claimed by relatives nearly two months since the massive typhoon struck the central Philippines."
With this project we can change this, please continue to share this campaign
I watched the evening Philippine news tonight. One of the main stories had to do with residents in the Tacloban Disaster area very upset because of the stench of so many dead bodies which are undergoing fingerprinting and DNA analysis. They are demanding that the bodies be buried as the smell effects every aspect of their lives from eating to sleeping.
Relief teams still finding 8 to 10 bodies a day in Yolanda-hit areashttp://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/339928/news/regions/relief-teams-still-finding-8-to-10-bodies-a-day-in-yolanda-hit-areas
I couldn't help but think how preventable this situation might be if our project were implemented and identifies were matched withing days instead of weeks or months.
'Yolanda' survivors complain of stench from unburied bodies
What equally amazes me is how my correspondence with news organizations, emergency relief organizations and even the response on the Indiegogo community has been so underwhelming. There was a great deal more interest in the long distance remote operated dildo devices than in most community causes. I suppose its relative to the times we live in.
Still I will continue to pursue this as its the right thing to do and will have a positive impact on thousands of people, perhaps MY Family might be involved YET AGAIN in such a disaster.
Just an update to let you know, I am still diligently pursuing a successful outcome to this project as its very needed indeed.
We've reworked our main campaign page. Taken off the old stuffy business like explanation of the project and replaced it with a web 2.0 more visual version.
We hope you will continue to share this campaign at all levels and we thank you for your continued support.
The old stuffy page is still available as a pdf in the gallery, under the title, the old campaign page.
are starting to get some response from our approaching Emergency
Responders and Relief Organizations, so we are more optimistic that
people actually care about being better prepared.
Our project will help local people find each other as well as globally distant families find each other. Families all over the world are affected.
We would like to thank everyone for helping to share this project with their networks, and for those contributing funding to the project. We are off to a slower start than hoped for, but picking up speed.
We have been in contact with many news agencies and many emergency response agencies and are waiting on responses. We are also filing for a grant from the USAID government organization for new technologies.
We are also continuing to produce news articles and press releases.