A message from CSEAS Alum George Siasoco:
As a former alumnus of UM's CSEAS program, I would like to thank everyone for your continued engagement and interest in this devastating emergency in the Philippines.
I am currently working with USAID/Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) which is the lead coordinating body within the USG for this emergency response. And am part of the DC based response team assisting with this effort.
We have received many inquiries especially from the Filipino diaspora on how to assist. Please direct them to RMTYolanda_CRO@ofda.gov. Please note cash donations are best- as these will provide the different agencies on the ground with flexibility on appropriate response items. Another good resource is www.cidi.org.
Many thanks for your interest and support through emergency.
Disaster Operations Specialist