ChildFund on standby to support children impacted by typhoon Mangkhut in Philippines
The Australian-based non-governmental organization, ChildFund on Friday announces that it is on standby to support children impacted by the world's strongest storm, Typhoon Mangkhut, in the Philippines.
Emergency aid will be provided to affected children in the Philippines by Childfund Australia (source: ChildFund Australia)
According to the organization, ChildFund staff are evaluating the situation on the ground and if needed will deploy emergency response teams to provide food, clean water and child-centred spaces for children affected by the typhoon.
Typhoon Mangkhut has caused significant damage and destruction on the Philippines’ largest island Luzon. Wind speeds were reportedly up to 285 kilometres an hour.
ChildFund Australia is an independent and non-religious international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in many of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.
It is a member of the ChildFund Alliance – one of the world’s oldest and most experienced child-focused development agencies.
ChildFund Australia directly manages and implements programs in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Vietnam, while also supporting projects delivered by partner organisations throughout Asia, Africa and the Americas.
In 2013, ChildFund provided thousands of children and families with emergency humanitarian aid after the devastation caused by Typhooon Haiyan./.
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