On September 15th, Super Typhoon Mangkhut struck the island of Luzon in the Philippines, with devastating force.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut struck the eastern coast of Luzon, the largest and most northern island of the Philippines, with devastating force on September 15, 2018.

With winds reaching 250 kilometers per hour (155 mph), up to 4.3 million people were potentially at risk. Crops were destroyed and homes damaged, threatening people’s livelihoods and ability to feed their families. Flooding and landslides are also expected to affect populations further inland.

Mangkhut is the most powerful typhoon to hit the country since Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which resulted in more than 6,300 deaths and millions of people displaced from their homes.

Medair’s Global Emergency Response Team Mobilized

Medair’s Global Emergency Response Team deployed a team to assess the situation on the ground, and provide assistance as needed. The team is composed of shelter, logistics, communications, and emergency response distribution experts.

What you can do to help

  • Pray for communities affected, and families who have lost everything
  • Give now to support Medair’s emergency response, and future Medair emergency responses around the world.

Medair’s experience in the Philippines

In 2013, Medair responded to Typhoon Haiyan. Within 48 hours of the typhoon making landfall, Medair sent its emergency team to assess the damage and start a reconstruction project in communities that were completely destroyed. We remained in the Philippines until the successful completion of our recovery and rebuilding program in 2016. Learn more here.

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