On September 12, at 3 pm Philippine Standard Time, Typhoon Mangkhut (local name: Ompong) entered the Philippines as a Category 5 super typhoon. Mangkhut was the strongest typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.
Key data on affected populations:
- An estimated 270,388 persons are affected, with at least 150,000 being displaced.
- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has estimated the death toll to be at least 100, with more fatalities feared.
- A total of 145 houses have been totally or partially damaged.
CHARIS is currently awaiting updates from Caritas Internationalis.
In the meantime, should you wish to donate towards these and other humanitarian situations, you can print and complete our downloadable donation form to send a crossed cheque payable to "CHARIS HAF" to CHARIS at 55 Waterloo Street, #07-02, Catholic Centre Singapore 187954. Please contact Antaeus Lim at 6337 4119 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or require any assistance.