Typhoon Goni Hits the Philippines

The world’s most powerful storm this year, Typhoon Goni, hits the Philippines.  Caritas Australia is working with partners in the Philippines to give aid to the people who are fleeing from their homes due to heavy rains and flooding.  Winds of 225kph per hour and gusts of 280kph swept over the country.  Over 390,000 people have fled from their homes, including more than 345,000 people fleeing to evacuation centres. This is raising deep concern over the possibility of further spreading COVID - 19.

Your prayers are greatly needed and if you would like to make a donation click onto https://www.caritas.org.au/learn/emergency-response/asia-emergency-appeal or call 1800 024 413 toll free.  

At least 10 died from Super Typhoon Goni, which hit the Philippines in October 2020, only a week after Typhoon Quinta caused over 20 deaths.  

Typhoon Goni hit the eastern island province of Catanduanes from the Pacific, with winds of 225 kilometres per hour and gusts of 280kph. The storm moved through heavily populated regions including the main island of Luzon, causing at least 390,000 people to flee their homes due to heavy rains and flooding.

Our partners are monitoring the impacts of the typhoons and assessing the damage. Due to the impacts of COVID - 19, our partners are collaborating with local churches on the ground to respond.

We are also there in the long-term, helping families to rebuild livelihoods. Through our Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) training, communities gain the knowledge that they need to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate – and to increase their resilience to future emergencies.

Over 20 typhoons hit the Philippines each year, leaving already poor communities even more vulnerable. 

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