Super Typhoon Mangkhut


A super typhoon has ripped through the northern parts of the Philippines, leaving a trail of destruction behind.

At least 66 people have been killed, while dozens are still missing.

Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest typhoon of 2018, made landfall on Saturday morning with winds up to 300km/h.

More than four million people were in the path of the storm and over 130,000 people are now sheltering in evacuation centres.


Our expert teams are already on the ground, assessing the impact on children and their families to provide the support needed to help them piece their lives back together. We’re:

  • Distributing emergency supplies, including blankets; jerry cans; tarpaulin and rope to keep families who have lost their homes safe.
  • Providing families with clean water and essential hygiene items to help prevent the spread of deadly diseases.
  • Setting up temporary learning centres so children’s education isn’t interrupted.

Your support for our Emergency Fund enables us to not only respond to the urgent needs of children within hours of a disaster like this striking, but also to prepare as best we can to mitigate the impact. Ahead of the storm, we deployed experienced teams to areas at risk of being cut off by landslides and prepositioned essential supplies across the country.



This special reserve of money allows us to coordinate a humanitarian response so that in the event of an emergency – like Typhoon Mangkhut – we're able to act quickly and save countless lives.

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Images: LJ Pasion/Save the Children