On Saturday September 15, Super Typhoon Mangkhut struck the eastern coast of Luzon, the largest and most northern island of the Philippines, with devastating force.
With winds reaching 250 kilometres per hour, up to 4.3 million people are potentially at risk, with particularly vulnerable families thought to be impacted the most. Crops and homes are likely destroyed, threatening people’s livelihoods. Flooding and landslides are also expected to affect populations further inland.
Medair’s Global Emergency Response Team has decided to deploy 4 of its members to assess the situation on the ground, and provide assistance as needed. Additional staffing resources are already in Manila.
The team is composed of shelter, logistics, communications, and emergency response distribution experts.
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