HI assisting people affected by Typhoon Goni, the most powerful storm of 2020 in the Philippines
Humanity & Inclusion is helping the victims of Typhoon Goni in the Philippines by distributing temporary shelter kits and providing financial assistance.
HI is supporting Typhoon Goni victims in the Philippines | © HI
Typhoon Goni (also known as Typhoon Rolly) is recorded as the most powerful of the 2020 typhoons to hit the Philippines. Typhoon Goni made landfall on 1 November, causing winds of up to 225 kmph, heavy rain and landslides. Some 1.9 million people were affected in eight of the country’s 17 regions: Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Car and NCR. More than 30,000 houses have been damaged and the storm has left a trail of devastation.
In conjunction with Shelter Box and Simon of Cyrene, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) has launched an emergency response to assist victims of the disaster. The organisation is distributing 'temporary shelter' kits (including plastic sheets, rope, a solar-powered lamp, etc.), hygiene kits (soap, mosquito nets, etc.) and sanitary kits (sanitary towels, solar-powered lamps, and baby nappies) to more than 5,000 families living in the areas of Catanduanes and Camarines Sur. HI also plans to make small cash transfers to 500 families affected by the disaster. The needs are immense. Myrna Teope, 58, who lives in the municipality of San Miguel (Catanduanes), told us about her experience:
says Myrna Teope.