Typhoon Rai, a category 5 super typhoon, has devastated the Philippines. With approximately 15.9 million people living in affected areas, they are suffering as a result of flooding, wind damage, and food insecurity. Survivors have been forced to flee their homes and are suffering without aid– it is up to us to provide the food, water, hygiene kits, and emergency shelter that is desperately needed.
These survivors’ homes and livelihoods have been destroyed. Please, don’t leave them to face this alone.
Here’s a quick look at some humanitarian fast facts:
Agriculture is a main source of income, including farming and fishing (Borgen Project
One-quarter of the Philippines’ population lives below the poverty line
While there has been a reduction in poverty across the country, improvements have been slow and uneven
On September 12, 2018, Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) made landfall. It left trails of devastation in four northern regions. It’s the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2018
With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of the Philippines are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
We Need YOUR Help
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of a better Philippines a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$100 can provide food aid for a family
$225 can provide vital relief to emergency survivors
$500 can implement livelihood programs to set up women-led households for success
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
Islamic Relief first helped in the Philippines in response to Typhoon Haiyan (also known as “Yolanda”) in November 2013. Since then, IRUSA donors have supported humanitarian aid efforts for survivors of the natural disaster and their families.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across the Philippines
Promoting disaster-risk reduction and management as well as livelihood opportunities for the vulnerable
Distributing emergency aid to survivors of natural disasters
Providing vital food packages to those suffering from starvation
What happens when you join the fundraising movement?
When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.
And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer. You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!
We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.