Typhoon Rammasun Hits Philippines

IMG_0939On Tuesday, July 15, Typhoon Rammasun hit eastern Philippines displacing more than 430,000 and affecting 500,000 Filipinos.

Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Emergency Response Unit is assessing the needs of more than 1,300 families in the Bicol region. Here is a statement from FH’s field office:

“In Sula, 318 families residing on the island were sent to the evacuation center and  a lot of them lost their homes as the typhoon hit them. In Napaod, 217 families, and Iberica, 800 families, also lost their rooftops and were deeply affected by the typhoon. These people are vulnerable as roads are unpassable and need clearing and there is still no electricity in the province.”

These families are just starting to rebuild from last year’s massive Typhoon Haiyan that killed more than 10,000 people and affected nine regions and 11 million people.

As July starts typhoon season for the Philippines, many of these families are hard hit with destroyed homes and belongings. Please help FH bring relief in Christ’s name to these vulnerable people.

You can be a part of this good work by giving to FH’s emergency fund today, so we can provide shelter, food and water. Please also keep these families and FH workers in your prayers.

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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