Typhoon Rai, a category 5 super typhoon, has devastated the Philippines. With approximately 15.9 million people living in affected areas, they are suffering as a result of flooding, wind damage, and food insecurity. Survivors have been forced to flee their homes and are suffering without aid– it is up to us to provide the food, water, hygiene kits, and emergency shelter that is desperately needed.
These survivors’ homes and livelihoods have been destroyed. Please, don’t leave them to face this alone.
Here’s a quick look at some humanitarian fast facts:
With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of the Philippines are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
Islamic Relief first helped in the Philippines in response to Typhoon Haiyan (also known as “Yolanda”) in November 2013. Since then, IRUSA donors have supported humanitarian aid efforts for survivors of the natural disaster and their families.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across the Philippines
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of a better Philippines a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.