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Typhoon Haima strikes Northern Luzon

World Vision Malaysia has completed its fundraising effort for Typhoon Haima. If you would like to support our work in ongoing disasters and emergencies around the world, please give to General Humanitarian Emergencies Fund.

Updated: 27 October 2016

Three days after Super Typhoon Haima ravaged Northern Luzon, World Vision started distributing relief goods in Solana, one of the hardest hit areas in the Cagayan province.

Families whose houses have been totally damaged were given hygiene kits that include toothbrush, toothpaste, laundry and bath soaps, cooking sets and essential items like blankets and mosquito nets. "We really need these mosquito nets and blankets," Norberta, 45, said. "A portion of our house is still submerged in stagnant floodwater. Aside from the foul smell, I worry about mosquitoes and the possibility of dengue."

"Families in Solana are mostly farmers. They rely on their harvest to pay for their farm inputs and other basic needs. With the strength of Typhoon Haima, most of them are now confronted with both the problem of paying their debts to rent the land and rebuilding their homes,” said Felix Cinco, World Vision assessment field team leader.

World Vision is appealing for US$ 1 million to respond to the immediate needs of the most vulnerable children and their families who were affected and displaced by the storm. Do continue to uphold them in prayer as we work together to overcome this disaster.