Super Typhoon Rai killed hundreds of people in the Philippines and devastated communities. Learn more about the storm’s impacts and how to help Super Typhoon Rai survivors through community-led relief efforts.
1. Super Typhoon Rai is among the deadliest storms to hit the Philippines.
At least 375 people were killed when the Category 5 storm, known locally as Typhoon Odette, hit last Thursday. Another 500 people were injured and at least 56 people are still reported missing. Of the 15 typhoons that struck the Philippines this year, Typhoon Rai was the strongest.
Source: BBC + Reuters
2. More than 400,000 people fled the storm in the Philippines’ central and southern islands.
Winds of about 120 mph threatened thousands of residents. In the storm’s aftermath, thousands more were rescued from flooded villages, including in the hard-hit Bohol province, where residents climbed onto roofs and trees to escape the rising floodwaters.
Source: Al Jazeera
3. The storm struck several heavily populated areas, leaving a path of destruction.
That includes Cebu City with nearly 1 million people. In at least 227 cities and towns, electricity supply and mobile phone services were down, and three regional airports were damaged.
Homes, fields, boats, hospitals, and other buildings were destroyed in Super Typhoon Rai’s wake. And for survivors, water and food supplies are now dwindling.
Source: The Independent
[Support community-led recovery with a donation to GlobalGiving’s Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund.]
4. GlobalGiving partners are already on the ground to help survivors access food, shelter, and other emergency services.
GlobalGiving’s Disaster Response Team is working with responding partners to meet the immediate needs of Super Typhoon Rai survivors and first responders. Once urgent needs are met, the GlobalGiving Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund will transition to support community-led, long-term recovery efforts as needed.
Source: GlobalGiving Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund
5. Cash is the best way to help people in need during a natural disaster like Super Typhoon Rai.
Why? Survivors’ needs vary greatly throughout the life cycle of recovery. Some will require financial support, medical care, and psychological assistance years down the road. You can learn more about the importance of cash donations in this infographic.
Source: GlobalGiving + USAID Center for International Disaster Information
Help communities hit hardest by Super Typhoon Rai through GlobalGiving and fuel community-led recovery.
Featured Photo: Residents of Pagnamitan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar, eastern Philippines wade through a flooded road caused by Typhoon Rai on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021 by AP Photo/Alren Beronio