Asia-Pacific

Typhoon Mangkhut: How you can help those affected

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Several Australian NGOs and humanitarian agencies are raising funds for the emergency response in the Philippines.

The biggest storm this year has made landfall in China's Guangdong province, after killing at least 60 people in the Philippines and wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau. 

Many of the victims died in landslides, including a family of four. In addition to those killed in the Philippines, a woman was swept out to sea in Taiwan.

Packing winds of more than 200km/h, tropical cyclone Mangkhut is considered the strongest to hit the region this year, equivalent to a maximum Category 5 "intense hurricane" in the Atlantic.

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Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines death toll rises
Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines death toll rises

The death toll in the Philippines is expected to rise. Five million Filipinos were in the path of the typhoon - with about half of those affected estimated to be children.

Philippine soldiers assist a family carrying their sick child
Philippine soldiers assist a family carrying their sick child to a government vehicle after their ambulance was blocked by fallen tree debris.
AFP
 

How you can help

Details of how to donate to the NGOs and non-profit organisations who plan to send emergency response teams to the Philippines are below. 

  • CARE Australia

CARE Australia is dedicated to ending poverty and achieving social justice. The charity focuses on women and girls, fighting for equal rights and opportunities. The charity has worked in the Philippines since 1949 and helped recovery efforts from Typhoon Haima that struck Cagayan and Kalinga provinces in October 2016.

Donate online.

Rescuers work on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
Rescuers work on the site where victims were believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
AP

  • CARITAS

The Catholic Agency for Aid and Development, Caritas began in Australia in 1964. Caritas is providing Rapid Assessment Teams on the ground in the Philippines to the worst affected areas.

Donate online.

  • Oxfam Australia

Oxfam is preparing to provide a team on the ground helping the most vulnerable people access clean drinking water, portable toilets, sanitation facilities and other essential supplies.

Oxfam has stockpiles of household water kits that help ensure families have access to safe drinking water and hygiene kits after Typhoon Mangkhut hits. 

Donate online.

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SBS reporter Virginia Langeberg reports on Typhoon Mangkhut damage in the Philippines.
SBS reporter Virginia Langeberg reports on Typhoon Mangkhut damage in the Philippines.

  • Plan International Australia

Plan International Australia works alongside children and young people to address the causes of injustices facing girls and the most marginalised children. The organisation provides disaster relief to survivors and assists in ensuring communities are prepared for disasters in the future.

Donate online.

  • Save the Children 

Save the Children is one of Australia's largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children. Save the Children is on the ground responding with emergency assistance to the millions of vulnerable children who will be affected by the typhoon.

Donate online.

  • UNICEF Australia

UNICEF is the United Nations children's organisation working in some of the toughest places in the world.

The organisation will prepare supplies for families, especially for those in vulnerable communities, as the typhoon hits the Philippines. It has already prepared supplies for 12,500 families in affected areas.

Donate online.

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Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in southern China as Philippines death toll rises
Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in southern China as Philippines death toll rises

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