Eyal Booker in the Philippines
Model and TV personality Eyal Booker recently visited the Philippines, seeing World Vision's response work in the wake of Typhoon Mangkhut.
Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong), one of the strongest storms of 2018, made landfall in the Philippines early on Saturday 15 September, devastating Northern Luzon affecting more than three million people.
"I really admire the work that World Vision does, reaching the world’s most at-risk children. They’ve helped countless kids and their communities, both through child sponsorship and their emergency work. Every child deserves to have a happy future ahead of them, and it means a lot to be able to see first-hand the difference they are making."
Take a look at our photo gallery of Eyal Booker in the Philippines, where he distributed shelters to families whose homes were destroyed, and helped farmers replant their lost crops.
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World Vision continues in the early recovery phase of its response
After Typhoon Mangkhut hit Northern Luzon in September 2018, World Vision immediately began providing the affected families with shelter repair kits and agriculture livelihoods assistance. To date, World Vision has helped repair the homes of 174 families, while 308 families received either rice, corn and vegetables seeds in the municipality of Alcala and Baggao.
World Vision provided relief essentials to 3,691 Mangkhut-affected families including hygiene kits, kitchen sets and emergency shelter kits. We set up two child-friendly spaces and helped 870 children with psychological and psychosocial support.
World Vision continues to call on donors and partners to support the on-going response to protect the wellbeing of children. Several children are still without proper shelter because of their totally damaged houses and with the disruption of their parents’ livelihoods, their nutrition, especially those under 5, are likely to be affected.