Over 600,000 hit as ruthless Mangkhut left the Philippines in ruinsLast Update：2018/09/17
Last week, Typhoon Mangkhut hit northern Luzon, the Philippines, causing massive destruction in many provinces, such as Cagayan and Isabela. The extreme weather has caused floods, landslides and damage to fields and infrastructure. Agricultural loss is estimated to be as high as HK$2 billion.
Current report shows that more than 150,000 people are displaced. The overall number of people affected is over 600,000 and is expected to exceed one million in the coming days.
Having foreseen the scale of the destruction, 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. We will also continue to assess the needs and coordinate further actions alongside the government and other organisations to help children and families in need.
Infrastructure in northern Luzon was damaged, slowing down relief efforts.
Homes and facilities crumbled under strong winds.
World Vision has prepared emergency relief items, such as hygiene packs, clothing and mosquito nets for 4,000 families, which are currently being distributed.