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.
When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.