Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines last November 08, 2013, setting off landslides, knocking out power in several provinces and cutting communications in the country’s central region.
Thousands of lives are feared to have been lost, with a large number of injuries and destruction of property and infrastructure. Approximately 13 million people are reportedly affected, and although needs assessments are going, humanitarian needs will be substantial.
On November 20, 2013, Minister Christian Paradis announced the deployment of relief supplies to the hardest-hit regions of the Philippines and the replenishment, the minister announced that up to US$ 5 Million would be set aside to cover these cost.
On November 18, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Canada will commit an additional US$15 Million toward emergency relief activities that should bring further comfort to the victims of this catastrophe.
AGES Aviation Center, Inc. transformed into the Royal Canadian Airforce Terminal as it shuttled individuals from the Canadian Armed force Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). Embassy personnel members of the diplomatic community and distinguished guests such as UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Releif Coordinator (UNCCHA) Baroness Valerie Amus, all in support to typhoon Haiyan affected areas.
AGES Managed and Supported the RCA CL60 as it made daily flights to the affected areas in the Philippines. AGES the Leading FBO in Manila assisted in filing multiple flight plans to the affected provinces, where some airports were so badly damaged that individual iling of the flight plans would be next to impossible