Typhoon Rai devastates Philippines

Typhoon Rai (Odette), a category 5 storm, has ravaged a big part of the Philippines. It destroyed thousands of homes, business establishments, farms and government facilities. Thousands of Filipino families have been displaced into evacuation centers, and close to 300 communities (barangays) in the poorest regions of Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao have been submerged in massive flooding.

Among those directly affected by the catastrophic tropical cyclone are the families and relatives of BWI’s affiliates in the country. They urgently need food, water, clothes and materials to rebuild their homes.

BWI has already launched a “solidarity respond initiative” to generate and mobilise resources for the victims of the super typhoon. 

Please stand by for further announcements on how affiliates can help.