Organisation for rural poor active in war, typhoon affected areas

It was with RMP that the Camillian Task Force collaborated to carry out its activities last year to support the typhoon affected in the Philippines.

Philippines
Apr 29 2014, 1:47 PM
Organisation for rural poor active in war, typhoon affected areas
Rural Missionaries of the Philippines volunteers.

Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP), an organisation founded in 1969 as the Church’s response to cater to peasants and rural poor, has become a vital link to reach out to those affected by recent disasters including typhoon Haiyan and war in Mindanao region.

It was with RMP that the Camillian Task Force collaborated to carry out its activities last year to support the typhoon affected in the Philippines. 

Founded by the Association of major Superiors of the women's Congregations in the Philippines, RMP is a national, inter-diocesan and inter-congregational organization of men and women religious, priests and lay people who live and work with farmers.

The RMP is committed to supporting farmers in their struggle for justice, freedom and land reform. The members of the Association live and work with the farmers, on their side for a genuine agrarian reform, through the organization and support of associations of farmers, fishermen and indigenous peoples.

The RMP - Northern Mindanao Region (RMP - NMR) was formally registered in 2009 as an autonomous organization, although active since October 2006. The aim is to have a free, just and peaceful society where everyone has the same rights even with different cultural traditions and religious beliefs. It deals with programs of support for the organization of the impoverished rural masses such as education and training, support services to communities through organized programs of household, literacy and accounting, medical and legal assistance, scholarships and aid in cases of emergencies/disasters. In addition, it carries out the activity of apostolate for the poor rural women and offers psychosocial support to children affected by war.

Source: Agenzia Fides 

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