Typhoon Goni emergency

On Sunday 1st of November, the devastating Typhoon Goni struck the Philippines, bringing winds of over 310KMH and storm surges of over 5 metres. The Philippines has regularly experienced typhoons, however, with the ongoing impact of climate change their frequency and ferocity has been rapidly increasing.

Sunday's typhoon was the second to hit the Philippines in a week, with this typhoon bringing winds and rain not experienced since Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 which saw 6,300 people lose their lives and over $3 billion in damage. Learning from the devastation caused by Haiyan the government and other actors worked swiftly to evacuate as many people as possible ahead of Goni making landfall. This quick action will undoubtedly save lives, but given thousands are now displaced amidst the COVID-19 pandemic the impact of this cyclone is likely to worsen.

Act for Peace’s partner, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), is currently undertaking needs assessments in affected communities to determine who are most in need and what services will be best suited to supporting the most vulnerable people in affected communities.

Act for Peace has been supporting NCCP and its members, over the last five years in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response where they can act as first responders in the event of an emergency.

As information from the field comes in we will continue to update our supporters on the work NCCP will be undertaking to ensure those most affected receive the necessary shelter, water, medicine and food supplies they need.

Image Credit: CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/Shutterstock

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