At least ten people have been killed as a result of Typhoon Goni after it made landfall in the Philippines on Sunday, 1st of November.

Initial reports reveal four deaths, including that of a five-year old child, were due to strong currents from an overflowing dike.

The super typhoon, the world’s strongest typhoon this year, ripped-off roofs, toppled power lines and caused unprecedented flooding to the main island of Luzon.

The typhoon also triggered deadly landslides and power cuts, which have disrupted telecommunication services and are hampering efforts to assess children in need.

Hundreds of thousands of families have fled their homes in search of safety and shelter and desperately need your help.

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At 4:50 AM, the center of the eye of Super Typhoon #RollyPH was located in the vicinity of Bato, Catanduanes.

Children are at Risk

Of the 2.3 million people living in the most affected areas, around 724,000 are children.

Right now, children are at risk from further landslides, mudflows and flooding.

COVID-19 has already caused children, and their families, to suffer from fear, a lack of resources and restriction of movement.

Now they must live in crowded evacuation centres without access to food, water and basic sanitation supplies.

A city hall worker checks the body temperature of evacuated residents at a temporary shelter in Manila. © UNICEF/UN0357036/Aljibe/AFP

Help Children in the Philippines Today

  • €50 will supply safe drinking water to protect 5 children for an entire month.
  • €75 will provide enough lifesaving emergency food to nourish 10 children for two weeks.
  • €100 could provide essential medicines to treat 12 sick and injured children, saving their lives.

Please donate now and help save a child’s life today! 

Children play next to tents at a temporary shelter during an evacuation in Manila. © UNICEF/UN0357037/Aljibe/AFP

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You can make a donation by phone, you can reach us on 01 878 3000, our office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30.

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Dublin D01 R283.

You can help us reach more children affected by the conflict. Please donate today and help us protect children in the Philippines.

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