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The aftermath of Typhoon Rai, which struck the Philippines in December 2021. Photo: Caritas Philippines

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Support people on the ground as they recover from devastating Philippines typhoons.  

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Destruction after Typhoon Rai in the Philippines. Photo: Caritas Philippines.
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Destruction after Typhoon Rai in the Philippines. Photo: Caritas Philippines.

The Philippines have been hit by Super Typhoon Noru (also known as Karding), the most powerful cyclone to hit the country this year. Super Typhoon Noru has slammed into the north of the country, forcing thousands of people from their homes and causing power outages. 

  • At least five rescuers have already died. 
  • More than 74,000 people had been evacuated, and there are reports of serious flooding in Manila.

Please give now to help people in the Philippines and support those impacted by disasters.

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Destruction after Typhoon Rai in the Philippines. Photo: Caritas Philippines.

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Houses are submerged in Palawan. Photo: Darwin Lina Daco From Brigada News Fm Palawan
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Houses are submerged in Palawan. Photo: Darwin Lina Daco From Brigada News Fm Palawan

The typhoon has come while the Philippines is still rebuilding from the destruction from Typhoon Rai, which brought torrential rain, strong winds, flash floods, landslides and extensive damage to homes and livelihoods in late 2021.

Over 1.8 million Filipinos were impacted by Typhoon Rai.

  • Over 600,000 people evacuated 
  • 375 casualties
  • Roads are impassable due to flooding and fallen trees 
  • Many communities are now stranded without power, telecommunications and clean water 

Hear from Caritas Philippines Executive Secretary Father Antonio Labiao Jr on how your generosity is urgently needed to help rebuild lives after this disaster.

Why is the Philippines impacted by typhoons?

The Philippines is one of the countries most impacted by typhoons and super typhoons in the world. There are about 20 tropical cyclones in the Philippines every year. 

Geography has an impact - as an archipelago of roughly 7,000 islands and islets in the Pacific Ocean, many communities live close to the water. This makes communities more vulnerable to tropical storms like typhoons.

But when typhoons do hit, they are now more destructive than ever before due to environmental and climate change. 

  • Higher temperatures as a result of climate change mean that the sea surface is now warmer. This removes the natural buffer on typhoon strength that used to be provided by colder water temperatures.
  • Rising sea levels mean that sea waters are now closer to communities and more destructive than before during storms. 
  • Deforestation means that even weak storms can cause dangerous landslides or mudslides. Sometimes these landslides or mudslides cause as many deaths as the winds from the storm.

 

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Destruction in Cebu after Typhoon Rai in late 2021. Photo: Caritas Cebu.
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Destruction in Cebu after Typhoon Rai in late 2021. Photo: Caritas Cebu.

Caritas Australia's partner, Caritas Philippines, is on the ground actively coordinating relief, including wash kits, shelter and food supplies. 

Give now to help communities recover and rebuild from disasters. 

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Staff at Palo's multi purpose office building supporting evacuees during Typhoon Rai. Photo: Caritas Palo

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can provide families with food packs, containing basic essentials and ingredients

Other amount

Can provide warm blankets to families living in a refugee camp

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible

When emergencies hit, we are on the ground with:

Food, water and emergency shelter

Hygiene, PPE and sanitation kits

Medication and health services

Trauma support

We're in a unique position to assist communities before, during and after emergencies through our network of local partners and churches. But we can only continue this work with the help of generous people like you. 

With your help, we can be there when crises hit, providing essentials for survival: food, water, sanitation supplies and shelter. 

Please give what you can so that children, women and men receive the vital supplies they need to rebuild their lives. 

The funds raised through this appeal will be used to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises in Asia. If any funds remain after a crisis, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond our control which limit our ability to use the funds, they are kept in the Asia Regional Appeal so that we can respond to ongoing development needs and future crises in the region.