World Vision responds as second typhoon hits Philippines

Two consecutive typhoons struck the Philippines in recent weeks, affecting as many as 3 million people. World Vision is responding.

Edited by Shawna Templeton, World Vision U.S. Photo by Jay Mark Mijares, World Vision Philippines.
Published October 4, 2011 at 12:00am PDT

Typhoons Nesat and Nalgae, which took the same path, have caused flooding that continues to wreak havoc in the northern province of Luzon in the Philippines.

Nesat hit the country on September 27, while Nalgae followed four days after on October 1. World Vision teams in local communities warned residents in the path of Nalgae about the approaching typhoon and how they should prepare.

We work with more than 10,000 children and their families in Bulacan, Isabela, and Cagayan provinces, some of the same areas that received the brunt of Nesat a few days prior.

World Vision responds

World Vision is distributing emergency relief supplies including food, blankets, and hygiene kits to thousands of the most vulnerable.

“Displaced and affected families expressed their need for food, water, temporary shelter, and clothing, while others are in need of rescue,” says Jess Estrada, assessment team leader. Children will be provided with psychosocial support and school supplies.

World Vision has provided basic food and water to 2,500 people to complement the local government response. We also plan to distribute additional food items and rice and corn seeds to more than 7,000 families. The seed will be used during the fast-approaching planting season.

Some areas still cannot be reached in the flooded provinces. In some areas, floodwaters have reached the rooftops, where some families have been rescued.

Two ways you can help

Pray for children and families affected by the recent typhoons. Pray for their safety and a quick recovery from these devastating storms.

Donate now to World Vision’s Disaster Response Fund. Your gift will help us rush emergency supplies like life-saving food, clean water, medical supplies, and shelter to disaster survivors around the world.