House, partially submerged in floods waters caused by heavy rains brought by Typhoon Koppu, are seen in City Camp Lagoon at Baguio City, north of Manila October 19, 2015. Typhoon Koppu swept across the northern Philippines killing at least nine people as trees, power lines and walls were toppled and flood waters spread from riverbeds, but tens of thousands of people were evacuated in time. REUTERS/Harley Palangchao TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Super Typhoon Lando (internationally named Koppu) made landfall last Sunday, October 18, in the Philippines passing through provinces in the northern Luzon. The slow moving typhoon brought with it devastating wind and rain forcing many areas to evacuate in the midst of flood, flying debris, loss of electricity and damaged roads and bridges.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, severely hit areas include Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region. 14,000 people from these areas have evacuated with 4,000 families staying in evacuation centers.
“In any event of disasters, children are the most vulnerable,” says UNICEF. “Following a typhoon, children face risks from contaminated water sources, lack of food, epidemics such as cholera, hypothermia, diarrhea and pneumonia.”
Efforts by local organizations and foundations are already in motion to bring aid to the children of the families affected by Super Typhoon Lando. Your generosity can reach the children and families affected by Super Typhoon Lando through these relief operations:
RockEd RockED is accepting donations for toiletries and necessities that include underwear for children, women and men, sanitary napkins, diapers, itch creams, soap and shampoo, towels, blankets and socks.
Donations may be dropped off at: Route 196 Katipunan, Quezon City 2/F Languages Internationale, 926 Arnaiz Ave.
JCI Alabang JCI Alabang is accepting donations for stuffed toys, blankets, canned goods and water.
Donations may be dropped off at: 234 Santiago Street, Ayala alabang Village, Muntinlupa City GA Tower, Edsa Corner Boni Ave, Mandaluyong City 57 San Agustin Street, Capitol 8, Pasig City Primo Media, 3F 94 A Rita Street, Barangay Batis, San Juan City
UNICEF is also prepared to give aid if need be. “UNICEF is ready to move with response as soon as asked by the Governmemt,” says UNICEF Philippines Representative Lotta Sylwander pertaining to their ready supplies for 12,000 families.
Sources: Oct. 20, 2015. "#ReliefPH operations to help #LandoPH victims". rappler.com Oct. 20, 2015. "UNICEF launches $2.8 mln appeal for children in typhoon-hit PHL". mb.com.ph