388 people lost their lives and almost 500 people were injured due to Typhoon Rai that struck the Philippines on 17 December. 482 homes were damaged in the typhoon, while 60 people are still missing.
Following the disaster, more than 300.000 people were transported to evacuation camps and more than 200.000 people migrated to different parts of the country.
Food for 500 families
In addition to shelter, IHH also helps typhoon Rai victims in terms of food and hygiene packets. In the first stage of these aid operations, food aids were distributed to 500 families in the Cagayan De Oro region.
On average, the Philippines are struck by 20 heavy storms and typhoons every year.
To give support
Donors that want to support the Philippine people affected by the typhoon can donate 5 TL by sending an SMS to 3072 via all operators stating the code PHILIPPINES. Those that want to contribute larger amounts can donate online via IHH’s website or bank accounts stating the code 15769.