Typhoon Mangkhut (or known as Ompong locally) made landfall on the northern island of Phillipines in the early morning of 15th September. Strong winds up to 255 kilometres per hour hit Luzon, flash flooding and landslides caused extensive damage to homes and infrastructure. As of 19th September, it is reported that at least 80 were killed and dozens are still missing, mostly due to landslides. Nearly 900,000 people are affected, and over 230,000 people are displaced and have sought temporary shelter.

 

 

Though the casualty caused by the storm have been reduced due to pre-emptive evacuations before the typhoon, severe losses of crops and asset were still inevitable. Integral Alliance(IA) members have arrived the affected area shortly after the typhoon to conduct need assessment. After Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), who closely works with IA members, conducted an aerial survey in part of the affected area, they shared that corn fields and rice fields were widely destroyed or damaged. The farming communities are likely to experience food insecurity and loss of livelihood in the long term.

 

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Many families lost their homes to the typhoon

 

CEDAR Fund has decided to allocate funds from our “Emergency Relief and Disaster Preparedness Fund” to support IA members in response to the Philippines Typhoon Relief. Please stay tuned with us for further updates, and support our response through donations* and prayers.

 

Donation:

*If you’d like to support CEDAR and our partner’s disaster relief work, you can select the “Relief” option on the donation page to fund our “Emergency Relief and Disaster Preparedness Fund”.

  • Cheque payable to “CEDAR FUND”
  • Direct deposit to our bank accounts: HSBC 600-385678-001 / BEA 015-185-68-00931-7 SSA
  • Visa/ Master Card (Download Donation Form)

online_donation_button_eng (Please select “Relief” on the donation page)

 

[1] Please mark “Relief” or “Emergency Relief and Disaster Preparedness Fund” when making a donation. CEDAR set up the “Emergency Relief and Disaster Preparedness Fund” in order to quickly respond to immediate needs of the affected when a disaster hits. The Fund will also support disaster mitigation work in developing countries that are under constant threat of disasters. If you have any questions regarding the Fund and our disaster response work, please do not hesitate to contact us.
[2] CEDAR is an approved charitable institution and trust of a public character under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Please visit Inland Revenue Department website for details.
[3] Donations over HK$100 are tax deductible in Hong Kong with our receipts.
[4] Please DO NOT fax any donation information.

Contact Information:
Tel>2381 9627
Fax>2392 2777
Email>sharing@cedarfund.org
Add>G.P.O. Box 3212 Hong Kong

CEDAR’s Relief and Rehabilitation Work in the past: https://cedarfundeng.wordpress.com/relief
CEDAR Approach on Relief and Rehabilitation: https://cedarfundeng.wordpress.com/relief-approach/
FAQs on Relief Appeal: http://bit.ly/cedar-relief-FAQe

 

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*Integral Alliance is a global alliance of 23 Christian relief and development agencies, working together to present a more effective response to poverty worldwide. CEDAR Fund is one of the member agencies.