Philippines Typhoon: What you should know about super storm Mangkhut 

Philippines Typhoon: What you should know about super storm Mangkhut

As Typhoon Mangkhut races towards the Philippines, 5 million people, nearly half of them children, are in the path of the massive storm. Mangkhut is expected to be as strong as Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines in 2013.  The eye of the storm is set to reach the northern part of the Philippines this Saturday.


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Things you should know about Typhoon Mangkhut:


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A woman cradling a baby stands amid debris and other destruction caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Photo: Maitem, Philippines, 2013

In a super storm like this, children are always the most vulnerable.  In 2013 UNICEF helped millions of Filipino children and their families whose lives were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. UNICEF stands prepared to help the hundreds of thousands of children at risk from Typhoon Mangkhut.


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