Press Release

World Vision Begins Relief Response for those affected by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut hit northern Luzon, the Philippines, causing massive destruction in many provinces, such as Cagayan and Isabela. The extreme weather has caused heavy rain, floods, landslides and damage to fields and infrastructure. Agricultural loss is estimated to be as high as HK$2 billion. World Vision staff have already stocked up relief items before Mangkhut arrived, which has enabled us to begin our response right after. This includes the distribution of items such as hygiene packs, clothing and mosquito nets. World Vision Hong Kong has initially committed HK$390,000 to respond to the needs of the affected and now appeals to Hong Kong public to help the affected children and families.

Numerous houses and buildings collapsed in different provinces across the Philippines. Water and electricity supplies, as well as communications facilities were once suspended. The devastated areas are piled with debris. The number of people affected is over 600,000 and is expected to exceed one million in the coming days. World Vision’s assessment in the affected areas shows that the most needed items are food, clean water, blankets, mosquito nets, shelters, sanitation and hygiene facilities/items, as well as protection and psychosocial support for children.

Donation can be made via:

1. Online donation: www.worldvision.org.hk

2. Direct donation:

-     Hang Seng Bank: 286-364385-005

-     Bank of China: 012-363-1-017494-9

3. Crossed cheque: Made payable to ”WORLD VISION HONG KONG”

Donors may send their cheques or bank-in slips, with personal details attached, to World Vision Hong Kong, Freepost No. 69.  Please mark “Philippines Typhoon Relief” on the envelope.  Donations are tax-deductible with official receipts.

For any enquiries, please contact our Donor Services Department on 2394 2394.

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