Typhoon Ompong, known as Mangkhut before its arrival in the Philippines, is the most powerful storm of 2018. Ompong has hit the northern Philippines very hard.
Almost 900,000 people or 219,000 families have been impacted by Ompong, according to the latest update from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). Over 150,000 people or 43,600 familes have sought refuge and are being served in evacuation centers. Save the Children is working quickly to meet immediate needs ensuing from Ompong, including those of children and their families.
Ompong, which made landfall in the Philippines on the morning of September 15, 2018, rampaged through northern Luzon and has left a swath of destruction in its wake. The ferocious wind, heavy rains, flooding, landslides, and other ill effects the typhoon spawned have displaced many children, families, and communities, and have greatly damaged or destroyed a large number of homes, schools, and other structures.
To perform rapid assessment and meet immediate needs ensuing from Ompong, Save the Children has deployed emergency teams to the afflicted region. The teams are distributing relief items, including thousands of household, hygiene, and other necessary kits that will help meet their basic needs.
We need your support to make sure that we help as many children and families as we can. Just PhP 700 is enough to provide three children with one personal hygiene kit each. You can also donate to provide other kits such as family hygiene kits, household kits, and back-to-school kits for elementary children.
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