Working With Children in Philippines


disaster-relief-alert.png Update on Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines


Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in the Philippines on Saturday, September 15th as a Category 5 hurricane. This was the strongest storm anywhere on the planet in 2018, with wind speeds reaching 285 kph. As last reported by the Philippines government, approximately 893,833 people have been impacted. The death toll has increased to more than 64 people, and the number of missing and injured also continues to rise.

“We are desperately concerned for the lives and safety of 10 million people living within the 900km diameter of Typhoon Mangkhut,” said Rommel Fuerte, National Director at World Vision Philippines. “World Vision staff have been deployed on the ground ready to respond. This typhoon is likely to cause huge devastation. Millions of children are at risk.”

Typhoon Mangkhut is the strongest storm to make landfall on the Philippines' northern island of Luzon since Super Typhoon Megi in 2010. Since World Vision Canada does not have sponsorship communities in Luzon, no Canadian sponsored children have been impacted.

World Vision is in close coordination with local government units and other agencies, monitoring the situation on the ground. There have been reports of landslides, blocked roads, destroyed homes and extensive crop damage. We are beginning initial distribution of relief items—namely food, shelter and hygiene supplies.

Please pray for those affected in the Philippines as well as Hong Kong and Mainland China, as Typhoon Mangkhut continues on its path beyond the Philippines.

New updates to the situation in the Philippines will be posted to this page. For more information, please call us at 1-800-654-2650.

Donate now to help vulnerable children and their families affected by this crisis and others with life-saving essentials like food, hygiene kits and more.

Other priorities for children in the Philippines are child protection, education, health and nutrition and economic empowerment. World Vision Philippines promotes thriving communities where peace and justice prevail and all can enjoy security, opportunity and happiness. We do this by coming alongside the poor and vulnerable, building their capacity to be agents of sustainable change.

Your impact in Philippines

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

  • 15 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 2,412 children participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 3 children survivors of trafficking received support to heal and be reintegrated into the community
  • 3,980 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 8,121 people are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 201 health workers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children 
  • 309 malnourished children have regained a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • 1,369 teachers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 14 children who dropped out of school were reintegrated to the education system with the help of local volunteers
  • 18 schools received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students, received classroom tools and resources, received classroom tools and resources
  • 186 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 2,492 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • 200 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 22,668 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 4,933 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 739 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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