EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
As you read this, violent storms are devastating lives across the world.
With Hurricane Florence having ravaged the Carolinas in the US, millions of people also lie in the path of typhoon Mangkhut, a severe storm that has torn through the Philippines.
Right now, our teams are stretched across the globe – operating in Indonesia, the Lake Chad Basin, Kenya and Ethiopia as well as responding to the conflict in Syria and Iraq.
In this busy time, our resources are severely limited. We rely on our incredible supporters to fund our vital work providing shelter in times of disaster and go where the need is most desperate.
We’re impatient to respond – wherever we’re needed in the world – but we need your help.
UNPRECEDENTED DAMAGE IN THE PHILIPPINES
Typhoon Mangkhut LEAVES CHAOS IN ITS WAKE
Super Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong), blasted through the Northern Coast of the Philippines on the 15th of September, with strong winds and heavy rain flattening complete communities.
Meteorologists reported winds of 205km/h, and gusts of up to 255 km/h, making Mangkhut the world’s strongest storm so far this year.
This storm has been compared to Typhoon Haiyan — a storm that struck the Philippines in 2013 and was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The incoming high winds and torrential rains could cause widespread damage to thousands of homes across the region.
A ShelterBox Response Team is currently active in the Philippines, helping families whose lives have been ripped apart by super Typhoon Mangkhut. The team will be working with the local Rotary and other organisations in the region to understand how our aid can help the community recover. It is likely that we will focus on tarpaulins and tool kits and other essential household items.
We have enough shelter aid stored locally in the Philippines to help 2,000 families straight away, with more aid readily available. Reports have predicted a severe humanitarian impact.
Our ability to respond quickly to disasters would not be possible without the support of our generous donors here in Australia, and throughout the rest of the world. Thank you for standing by us.
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