On Saturday September 15, Super Typhoon Mangkhut struck the eastern coast of Luzon, the largest and most northern island of the Philippines, with devastating force.
Mangkhut is the most powerful typhoon to hit the country since Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which resulted in more than 6,300 deaths and millions of people displaced from their homes.
For survivors, the needs are immense
Over 2 million people have been affected. 117,000 houses are destroyed or damaged with many losing their roofs.
Communities have lost their crops just two weeks before the harvest: it is estimated that between 80 to 90% of the rice and corn crops were destroyed. Fishermen have lost their fishing boats.
Livelihoods are now at risk.
Medair’s Global Emergency Response Team Mobilised