Donate today to provide shelter for families affected by Super Typhoon Rai in the Philippines.

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ShelterBox is responding in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Rai (known locally as Typhoon Odette) caused widespread devastation. 

It was the most severe storm to hit the country in 2021. With gusts of up to 150mph, the storm was equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.

We’re working closely with local partners, the international response coordination teams, the Philippines Navy, and Rotary contacts to make sure we respond where the need is greatest.

Despite challenges related to communication lines and COVID-19, we’ve helped more than 15,000 families so far, providing shelter kits, tarpaulins, and other essential items.

This work is not possible without your support. Please donate today to help families rebuild after Typhoon Rai. 

Every donation will provide shelter and other essential items for families affected by this terrible disaster. Any additional funds raised over what is needed will go towards our wider work, providing shelter to families who need it after disaster.

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Super Typhoon Rai left over half a million people in the Philippines without a home.

Communities have been receiving emergency shelter and other aid items like solar lights. Distributions are led by ShelterBox Operations Philippines with support from our local Rotary contacts. We’re hoping to reach 20,000 families in total.

Watch as Henry provides an update from Bohol, where the latest distributions are taking place.



Super Typhoon Rai has caused devastation in areas with high levels of poverty.

3.8 million people who were in the direct path of the storm are already living below the poverty line.

In the day before landfall, Typhoon Rai rapidly strengthened from a Category 1 to a Category 5-equivalent storm. It made landfall in Siargo and traveled westward across the Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas and Palawan.

Between December 16-17, it made landfall nine times across seven provinces in The Philippines.

Map of Super Typhoon Rai's storm path


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Families affected by disasters like Typhoon Rai urgently need shelter.

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