Go to main content

Philippines: HI provides clearance kits to people affected by typhoon

Emergency
Philippines

With financial help from Humanity & Inclusion, more than 1,500 people helped clear roads blocked by debris from Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines.

Population affected by Mangkhut typhoon involved in clearance tasks

Population affected by typhoon Mangkhut involved in clearance tasks | ©HI

Following the passage of Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the northern Philippines on 14th September, Humanity & Inclusion teams travelled to the municipalities of Kalinga and Ifuago to identify the needs of disaster-affected people.

The typhoon destroyed or damaged more than one million hectares of crops. In Pinukpuk, 90% of maize plantations and 60% of rice plantations were destroyed. The disaster hit farmers particularly hard.

HI supplied aid in the municipality of Pinukpuk (Kalinga province), one of the worst affected areas. We distributed 80 clearance kits, consisting of wheelbarrows, shovels, knives, hammers, gloves, etc. to families in 23 villages. These kits were shared with villagers who will use them to clear roads and public areas. They benefited more than 40,000 people.

More than 1,500 low-skilled workers were also involved in these clearance tasks (clearing roads, repairing pipes, etc.) and received cash for work. These activities were carried out in close collaboration with local government units.

"This project mobilises a traumatised community around a collective project. It’s really positive. It strengthens ties and helps them overcome the shock of the disaster. All workers receive a small sum of cash from HI in return, which they could use to buy food at the market. These actions are beneficial for everyone," explains Reiza Dejito, Director of HI Philippines.

Where we work

Read more

Haiti Earthquake: 9 years on, HI continues to ensure access to rehabilitation services for the most vulnerable
© Nadia Todres/HI
Emergency Inclusion Rehabilitation

Haiti Earthquake: 9 years on, HI continues to ensure access to rehabilitation services for the most vulnerable

Since the huge earthquake hit Haiti on 12th January 2010, Humanity & Inclusion has continued to work alongside the victims and provide assistance, in particular high quality rehabilitation services.

"The mine threw me up into the air and ripped my leg off"
© Ayman / HI
Emergency Explosive weapons Rehabilitation

"The mine threw me up into the air and ripped my leg off"

Raja, from Yemen, is 13 years old. She was looking after the sheep in the mountains when she trod on a mine which exploded and threw her into the air.  Her leg was ripped off.

Indonesia: HI assisting earthquake and tsunami victims
© HI
Emergency Rehabilitation

Indonesia: HI assisting earthquake and tsunami victims

Humanity & Inclusion, in partnership with IFI, is assisting people affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi province in Indonesia on 28th September.