|Posted on:||Monday, 17th September, 2018|
CBM’s Emergency Response Team is on the ground assessing support needs for people with disabilities in the Philippines, in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut.
The devastating storm has killed at least 60 men, women and children, with the death toll expected to rise sharply as emergency responders reach the worst affected areas. Infrastructure, agricultural crops, and houses have been destroyed.
As with all natural disasters, people with disabilities are among the worst affected as they may find it difficult to escape danger or access emergency help. CBM has been working with local partners in the Philippines for 30 years to support some of the most vulnerable people in the country
Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named Ompong) made landfall at 01:40 local time on 15th September, bringing with it high winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph) and non-stop torrential rains. Typhoon Mangkhut is the 15th storm to hit the region this year and, so far, the strongest. Communications are still difficult and the whole humanitarian community is still assessing the situation.Back