Super Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong) made landfall with winds as high as 170 miles an hour. This fund supported relief efforts in the immediate aftermath of the storm through emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine. This fund is now supporting long-term recovery assistance to help affected communities recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support Super Typhoon Mangkhut relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines.
Thousands of homes in the Philippines were damaged or destroyed in the path of this category 5 super typhoon. It became the third-strongest tropical cyclone worldwide in 2018 and claimed more than 130 lives. Several of GlobalGiving's local nonprofit partners are continuing to respond to the ongoing needs of survivors and have asked us to help fund relief and recovery efforts on the ground.
All donations to this fund will support Typhoon Mangkhut recovery and relief efforts. Initially, the fund helped first responders meet immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Now that the initial relief work is complete, this fund has transitioned to support vital long-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations.
We believe that organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are best positioned to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like typhoons. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, there's potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges. GlobalGiving will post reports about how funds have been used and will email these reports to donors.