Sitting outside tents at reception centre

Cyclone Megi, Philippines

Hostess speaks with evacuee at reception centre
Sitting outside tents at reception centre
April 2022

People Helped

9,000

Humanitarian Needs

Tropical cyclone Megi (local name “Agaton”) brought heavy rainfall from April 9 to April 13, causing flooding and landslides across nine regions of the Philippines. The storm affected more than 2 million persons, and damaged at least 11,000 houses, displacing some 350,000 people.

Crowded evacuation centers are facing health and sanitation challenges. Priority needs are sleeping kits, hygiene kits, and mental health and psychosocial support services.

Humanitarian Response

To help respond to basic emergency needs, Islamic Relief is providing 400 households with hygiene articles and safe water containers, as well as blankets, sleeping mats and mosquito nets. Other vulnerable families will receive a cash grant to purchase the emergency food and supplies they need.

For protection and mental health support, Islamic Relief is establishing four Child-Friendly Spaces (CFS) to ensure the well-being of up to 1,200 children.

While communities are grouped together during the distribution activities, they will be offered mental health support, and linked to service providers if additional services are needed. There will also be a focus on gender-based violence awareness and establishing reporting mechanisms.

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