Send Donations to the Philippines After Super Typhoon
Early estimates show 845,000 children need urgent assistance after Super Typhoon Rai (also known as Typhoon Odette) struck the southeastern part of the Philippines on December 16. The equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane in the United States, the powerful storm battered several regions with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour near the center and gusts of up to 168 miles per hour.
Known as Typhoon Odette locally, the storm is the 15th major weather disturbance to hit the Philippines in 2021.
Heavy rains and surging floodwaters destroyed homes and cut off communities, leaving families struggling to survive. Immediate needs include food, water, medicines, clothing, cooking equipment, personal protective gear (PPE), family kits with sleeping materials, hygiene kits, temporary shelter, disaster kits, and tents for health care facilities.