Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund

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Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund

Project Report | May 14, 2018
Final update on Typhoon Vinta recovery efforts

By Britt Lake | Chief Program Officer, GlobalGiving

Photo from IsraAID
Photo from IsraAID

Typhoon Vinta made landfall in the southern Philippines at Mindanao on December 21st of last year, causing flooding and mudslides that forced more than 310,000 residents from their homes and claimed 266 lives.

In response, GlobalGivers like you stepped forward to support the people of the Philippines in their time of need, funding our vetted nonprofit partners on the ground. Your donation has supported the following recovery efforts:

  • Asset-Based Community Development with Equity Foundation (ABCDE Foundation) is providing vegetable gardening kits, organic fertilizer, and low-cost toilets to 750 storm survivors in Zamboanga del Norte and targeted coastal communities. They are also supplying 15 rainwater harvesters to community centers where water is scarce due to infrastructure that was destroyed by the typhoon.
  • Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation (WAND) is distributing emergency food packs, vegetable seeds, and home and latrine repair kits to 3,000 storm-affected families in Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur and on the Zamboanga Peninsula.
  • Asia American Initiative provided shelter and post-trauma support to typhoon survivors, as well as distributing medical, hygiene, and school supplies in Zamboanga and Sulu Province.
  • IsraAID dispatched its team of mental health professionals to provide psychosocial and mental health support to local first responders. The organization's water engineers also provided water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions to storm-affected communities.

We're now closing the Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund, and this will be the final update you'll receive about relief efforts. I'd like to thank you again for your generosity in supporting community-led recovery efforts in the Philippines, and for making the smart choice to donate cash to support vetted nonprofits after Typhoon Vinta.

Britt Lake + the GlobalGiving Team

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