Caritas Australia commits funds to support survivors of Cyclone Tembin

by Brendan Joyce | Dec 28, 2017

Cyclone Tembin 17, known locally as Typhoon Vinta, has devastated communities in the southern Philippines, with early reports of at least 230 people dead, and many more missing.

Caritas Australia has responded to the call of Caritas Philippines (NASSA), to assist 3,000 families (approximately 15,000 individuals) by supporting programs to provide emergency food and hygiene packs.

The initial response will support these families over the first two months following the typhoon, across the Dioceses of Dioceses of Iligan, Cagayan de Oro and Tagum and the Prelature of Marawi.

The Cyclone made landfall on Friday December 22nd, and has caused flooding and landslides resulting in lost lives, as well as damage to homes and livelihoods.     

Cyclone Tembin follows the damage done by Tropical Depression Kai-Tak, which left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on December 19th.

Food, water and clothing are still the priority needs of the affected population.  According to the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), a total of 281,902 families were affected as of December 22nd.

Caritas Philippines (NASSA) is coordinating and closely monitoring actions across various Philippines Dioceses, through it's Emergency Operations Center.

The Cyclone has continued onto Vietnam, where Caritas Australia's partners in that country are monitoring the impact.

You can make a crucial donation to the emergency response through the Asia Emergency Appeal.

6 Comments

  1. 6 Rahul 09 Jan
    Do Forward as the name suggests, we wanted to encourage people and make them understand the meaning of “giving”. Because we all know that no one has ever become poor by giving. Be a giver, start today. #Australia #DoForward https://doforward.com.au/
  2. 5 Rahul 09 Jan
    Do Forward as the name suggests, we wanted to encourage people and make them understand the meaning of “giving”. Because we all know that no one has ever become poor by giving. Be a giver, start today. #Australia #DoForward https://doforward.com.au/
  3. 4 Adam 27 Mar
    Wonderful support, a devestating natural disaster. Support is your aim and you are certainly fulfilling that job. Before you ‘now it, the communites will be back on their feet thanks to your help.
  4. 3 Padua collage 27 Mar
    Good job caritas!! What you are doing is amazing and In just a matter of days you’ll have the parts of the Philippines that got hit by this natural disaster back up and ready to go on with their everyday lives.
  5. 2 Padua collage 27 Mar
    Good job caritas!! What you are doing is amazing and In a matter of days these people from parts of the Philippines that got hit but the natural disaster are going to be ready to go on with their everyday lives.
  6. 1 Iak 24 Apr
    Sorry to hear about who died. But on the other hand well done on what caritas did!! I can tell you guys really care about the people from the southern Philippines by giving them the hospitality to get them back on their feet.