Over a Million Affected After Typhoon Mangkhut Lashes the Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut struck Northern Luzon, the Philippines last Saturday, inflicting serious destruction. So far, the typhoon has caused at least 74 deaths and over a million people are affected.

Some areas suffered serious flooding.

Mangkhut is being described as the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. The heavy rain and winds triggered landslides, causing damage to numerous homes and infrastructure. Many farmers who rely on agriculture for a living have seen their crops destroyed.

Houses crumbled under strong winds.

“When disaster strikes, children – particularly girls – are the most vulnerable,” said Kanie Siu, Chief Executive Officer of Plan International Hong Kong. “The typhoon has made them homeless. Schools are closed and they face an extended period out of school. Our priority will be assessing and meeting the needs of children affected by this typhoon.”

Plan International response team visited affected area to access the immediate needs of affected children and their families.

Plan International response team have conducted a rapid needs assessment of the emergency and are ready to support the most-affected families with cash assistance that will enable them to procure essential materials for rebuilding homes and schools, augment household food supplies and restore their livelihoods. Plan International will also provide psychosocial support to children and women.

Plan International is working around the clock to support the affected children and families to live through the aftermath. Please show your support to them.

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  • Bank Transfer

Please make a direct deposit into HSBC account #640-068292-838 and mail the original bank receipt (mention: Philippines Typhoon Relief) together with your name, address and telephone number to Plan International Hong Kong

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Please mail the cheque payable to Plan International Hong Kong Limited. Please mention “Philippines Typhoon Relief” and write your name, address and telephone number at the back of the cheque.

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Please visit any 7-eleven stores in Hong Kong and present the barcode to make a cash donation. Please mail or email the original bank receipt (mention: Philippines Typhoon Relief) together with your name, address and telephone number to Plan International Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

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