Update: Typhoon Rammasun Recovery

Bicol typhoon Glenda impact

In Bicol, Typhoon Rammasun wiped out the homes of hundreds of families.

On July 15, Typhoon Rammasun hit eastern Philippines with 150 mile-per-hour winds, destroying homes and leaving 430,000 people displaced.

A concrete house was destroyed by the typhoon.

A concrete house was destroyed by the typhoon.

Food for the Hungry (FH) started working immediately in the regions of Sula and Bicol to assess the needs of homeless families. FH is preparing to distribute food to 390 families in Sula. In Bicol, FH is working to restore school supplies to children.

FH staff reported from the Philippines:

“Parents have no work since Typhoon Rammasun hit them last Wednesday in Sula. Also, school supplies of children have been damaged after being soaked in flood water. Bicol is still experiencing heavy rains because of Typhoon Henry (new typhoon after Typhoon Rammasun left). No electricity yet in many areas.”

hope kit distribution (2)

Children receive hope packs from FH.

FH staff are distributing hope packs, which are made up of various school supplies, to children.

hope kit distribution (1)FH is also providing backpacks to older students.

sch supplies distribution (2)

This is the beginning of typhoon season in the Philippines and thousands of families are without homes. Please consider partnering with FH to help these families access shelter, food and other needed items.

About Renee Targos

Renee is a former journalist and editor for national arts and business publications. As a writer for Food for the Hungry, Renee explores and reports on the work and relationships of partners, FH staff and impoverished communities.

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