Samaritan’s Purse Responding to Super Typhoon in the Philippines

November 17, 2020 • Philippines
Please pray for the people of the Philippines in the aftermath of a deadly super typhoon.
Please pray for the people of the Philippines in the aftermath of a deadly super typhoon.

We’re rushing relief to families in the aftermath of Goni, a Super Typhoon that has affected more than 2 million people.

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UPDATE: Samaritan’s Purse teams in the Philippines have begun distributing emergency food to hundreds of households on Catanduanes Island. Each food pack can sustain a family of five for at least 10 days. Food staples include rice, canned goods, noodles, dried fish, beans, cereal, cooking oil, salt, and sugar. More distributions are planned that will reach over 1,000 households.

Super Typhoon Goni slammed into the Philippines on Nov. 1 with maximum sustained winds of 195 mph and heavy rainfall that caused catastrophic flooding and mudslides. Goni comes on the heels of two typhoons that hit the nation within just two weeks of each other.

Many homes have been damaged or destroyed.

Many homes have been damaged or destroyed.

The powerful storm first made landfall at the northern end of the Philippines on Catanduanes Island, where more than 6,000 people had to take shelter in evacuation centers across the island. Goni then hit Luzon, the most populous island in the Philippines, where nearly a million people were evacuated prior to the storm’s arrival.

Samaritan’s Purse will work with local church partners to distribute emergency relief supplies such as clean water kits, blankets, and kitchen items. We’re also providing kits that include construction materials and tools to support the immediate need for shelter.

At least 20 people died in the super typhoon and more than 70 are injured. Hundreds of thousands of homes are destroyed. About 20,000 farmers are now without a source of income, as many rice and crops were decimated. Agricultural damage from the storm is estimated at more than $22 million.

Please pray for our teams as they serve in Jesus’ Name and demonstrate God’s love to suffering people. Pray also for the many hurting families who are struggling to recover in the aftermath of this disaster.

Thirty tons of emergency relief from Samaritan's Purse has arrived in the Bahamas.
International Emergency Relief When natural disasters strike or armed conflict causes people to flee, Samaritan's Purse responds quickly to bring relief to those in urgent need. We can provide food, clean water, and shelter, among other necessities. One way we help in disaster situations is by handing out “family survival kits” that include warm blankets, buckets with water filters, cooking utensils, soap, and other daily essentials. For just $45, we can provide a lifeline to a family that has lost everything, to help them get back on their feet.

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Suggested Gift: $45