Typhoon Hagupit has slammed the Philippines, bringing heavy rains and fierce winds. More than one million people are affected. World Vision has already distributed an initial round of relief supplies, including hygiene kits and water, to 2,000 families living in emergency evacuation camps. We will provide disaster relief supplies to thousands more families in the weeks ahead. Your gift will help us continue this vital work.
Many communities in the Philippines are still recovering from the massive Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the country in November 2013, killing thousands and impacting over 14 million. Many families remain in temporary shelters more than a year later.
A tropical country made up of more than 7,100 volcanic islands, the Philippines is hit by an average of 19 typhoons a year and is also vulnerable to earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, and landslides. Ongoing conflict in some areas also puts children’s lives at risk.
Your gift will help provide vital relief to children and families impacted by Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines.
World Vision has been working with the people of the Philippines since 1954, and we are often one of the first organizations to respond when disaster strikes. Our global pre-positioning resource network ensures that we can provide emergency relief supplies including food, hygiene kits, and temporary shelter to the most vulnerable.
In addition to life-saving aid, World Vision establishes Child-Friendly Spaces to provide children with safe environments. We stay in a community for the long haul to help families recover, rebuild, and prepare for the next disaster.
At World Vision, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.
The multiplying effect from grants and donated goods may change throughout the year on identical or similar offers due to variations in the start and end dates of donor grants and our programs.