On Saturday 15 September, at around 1.40am local time, Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in the Philippines, leaving widespread damage in its wake.
Mangkhut has already claimed the lives of 127 people, and with 111 people still missing, the death toll expected to rise. The need is urgent and far from over.
The hardest hit regions are still at risk of deadly landslides… and further afield in Northern Luzon, poor communities, including Baptist World Aid’s Child Sponsorship communities, are also feeling the effects.
As families begin to come to terms with the destruction of their homes, rice paddies, and other crops… a dire food shortage is expected. Emergency shelter is also urgently needed.
The 900km wide super typhoon was the strongest storm the world has seen in 2018… and the largest to strike the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan claimed the lives of more than 6,300 people in 2013.
Today, your generous gift means urgently needed relief – like emergency food and clean drinking water – for typhoon affected families in the Philippines.
Give now to help save lives.
On the ground
The Philippines is the world’s third most disaster-prone country. That’s why, in the five years since Typhoon Haiyan, your generosity has been wisely used to help families and communities better prepare for disaster. Thank you.
In that time, Baptist World Aid has also been working to ensure that our response to disasters in the region can be as swift as possible… which means your generous support will make an immediate impact where it’s needed most.
Today, your gifts to the Typhoon Mangkhut Appeal will be used to support a range of relief work through Baptist World Aid networks and partners on the ground. We are currently working with these partners to assess the most urgent needs and plan a long term response:
- Baptist Churches in Northern Luzon – thank you for helping churches to bless typhoon affected communities!
- SAO Philippines, our child sponsorship program partner in the Philippines – thank you for protecting children and their families through this disaster!
- Integral alliance – an alliance of 22 relief and development agencies.
- CAN DO Consortium – a consortium of Australian church agencies.
Help reach a target of $120,000 to ensure a continued response to this disaster in the months to come.
Updated: 27th September, 2018