EMERGENCY: TYPHOON RAI

URGENT APPEAL

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 is the most severe storm to hit the country this year. With gusts of up to 150mph, the storm is equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.

Damaged communication lines and fuel shortages are making needs assessments and travel extremely challenging – but we know that the Super Typhoon has displaced over half a million families.

Our teams at ShelterBox have supported people many times in the Philippines – and we will again. We have an in-country office and emergency shelter aid stored locally. We will work with Rotarians and local contacts to reach families as soon as possible.

But we can’t do it 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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UPDATES FROM THE PHILIPPINES


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

Fortunately, families have already started receiving emergency shelter and other aid items like solar lights.

Distributions are led by ShelterBox Operations Philippines with support from our local Rotary contacts. More distributions will be taking place over January, and we’re hoping to reach 9,000 families in total.

We are also planning to deploy a UK team to the Philippines to help with the response.

Typhoon Rai distributions Philippines
Distributions of essential aid happening in the Philippines. Image: Rotary Club of Cebu

TYPHOON RAI'S PATH


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

FACTS ABOUT SUPER TYPHOON RAI

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