Australian SRT member and Rotarian, Greg Moran has recently returned from deployment in the Philippines, helping house victims of Super-Typhoon Haiyan. Greg, a civil engineer from Inverell NSW, has previously deployed to the Philippines as well responding to disasters in Indonesia, Turkey and Tasmania.
Greg worked with an SRT in and around Leyte and Bantayan, conducting needs assessments and distributing ShelterBox aid. Greg said of their work in Batayan,
“The eastern side of the island took the brunt of the damaging winds, so much of the aid was deployed there. There was a total of about 1300 tents and boxes that had been distributed mainly in the south and east of the island …… Sometimes the distance between locations or the distance to walk and carry the tents or boxes was quite long and it was hard work as most wanted their tents near their houses ……. It was very hot…
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