Philippines emergency mission

Handicap International sends emergency team to respond to the needs of the population affected by recent typhoons.

Still in shock after the devastation caused by typhoon Nesat on September 27, a second typhoon, Nalgae, has struck the northern region of the Philippines.

The two typhoons are responsible for the deaths of 59 people and the displacement of about three million others, according to the country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. About 50,000 families have sought shelter in evacuation centers, but the majority of those affected have been left to their own devices or are still trapped in inaccessible areas.  

Handicap International, present in the Philippines for more than 20 years through its development programs, has immediately deployed an emergency response expert, who will identify priority intervention areas and implement a prompt intervention plan.

The association will rely on its knowledge of the Philippines, as well as available financial and human resources, to promptly launch activities and respond to the needs of the most vulnerable people. Our teams will carry out distributions of basic goods, such as blankets, mats, and plastic sheeting.

In recent years, Handicap International has intervened in the Philippines, providing assistance to people affected by natural disasters.