Humanuty & Inclusion’s teams are preparing to set out for the northern Philippines, where they plan to assist people affected by Mangkhut. The super typhoon, which made landfall on Sept. 14, has already claimed its first victims.Read more
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Typhoon Mangkhut has struck the Philippines, causing damage to communities and crops, and endangering lives and livelihoods.
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Humanity & Inclusion's teams are preparing for the aftermath of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which is set to make landfall in the Philippines on Friday, September 14. Thousands of people are likely to be affected by the storm.
Preparing to respond
HI’s teams have worked in the Philippines for more than 30 years and are preparing to respond to the needs of affected people in the event of an emergency.
"Following a typhoon, there is always a risk of floods and landslides," Reiza adds. "They can kill and injure lots of people, and cut them off from the rest of the world.
"Our emergency coordinator assesses the situation every six hours and informs the teams. In the event of a disaster or serious damage, HI could make assessments to identify the worst-hit areas and assist affected populations by distributing kits of essential items, such as blankets, plastic sheets and cooking utensils, and provide the injured with rehabilitation care, psychological support, and other forms of assistance."
HI regularly works with people affected by natural disasters in the Philippines, including by enhancing the disaster preparedness and resilience of communities. Among other activities, we launched a large-scale response following the passage of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, which affected more than 14 million people and claimed more than 6,000 lives. Learn more about our work in the Philippines.
Typhoon Nock-Ten struck 15 provinces in the Philippines on December 25, 2016 affecting more than 1.5 million people and destroying more than 124,000 homes. Approximately 316,000 individuals were displaced to evacuation centers.Read more
Typhoon Haima, the most powerful storm to hit the Philippines in three years, made landfall on October 19, displacing more than 90,000 people from their homes. Handicap International staff is traveling to the affected areas to assess the needs of local communities.Read more
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Typhoon Sarika struck the Philippines on October 15, impacting more than 8,000 people, leading to the displacement of thousands, and causing serious flooding. The Philippines are now preparing to face the arrival of Typhoon Haima, set to hit Wednesday 19. Having formed over the Pacific Ocean, the typhoon has rapidly intensified with winds of up to 79 mph, and could reach a category 4 or 5 status as it passes over the north of the Philippines, potentially affecting thousands more.Read more