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Typhoon Rai (Odette) Relief Fund

Support local typhoon relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines


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In December 2021, Typhoon Rai (local name: Typhoon Odette) made landfall and caused massive destruction to central east coast areas of the Philippines.

Give2Asia is mobilizing funds to support local relief and recovery efforts. Click “Donate Online” to give by credit card. For larger gifts or corporate donations, contact our team.

Situation Report

January 11 update:

According to USAID’s report, the consequences from Typhoon Rai/Odette has now reached:

  • 407 Typhoon related deaths
  • 16 million people in severely affected areas
  • 2.4 million in need of assistance
  • Php 10.7 Billion (208 Mn USD) in Agricultural damage (farmers, fisherfolk)

December 21 update:

Typhoon Rai, locally known as Odette, left a trail of destruction in its wake. Approximately 13.4 million people are living in the worst affected areas within the provinces of Cebu, Southern Leyte, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Palawan, and Surigao del Norte, including the popular Siargao surfing destination, and Dinagat Islands. As of December 21, the number of human casualties has climbed to 375 dead, 56 missing, and more than 500 people severely injured.  

As of December 20, some of the affected areas were and/or are still isolated after the typhoon’s landfall. About 227 cities/municipalities suffered power outages and so far, only nine percent or 21 cities/municipalities have been restored. Due to the severity of the typhoon, it is estimated that some cities may be without access to electricity for up to three months. Another challenge is that there are still 40 cities/municipalities without telecommunications out of the 135 cities municipalities that experienced telecom interruptions, so it is difficult to analyze the level of damage. In addition, many cities are having problems accessing cash, as the banking system is down, as well as several hospitals in the affected regions are not functioning; 22 roads have been affected, making it difficult for humanitarian aid to reach them. 

Our Partners’ Response (partial list)

Give2Asia’s local partners for this relief effort include:

Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation

The Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation (PDRF) is the country’s major private sector vehicle and coordinator for disaster management. The private sector and humanitarian organizations are working together to deliver the immediate needs of communities devastated by the Typhoon. PDRF calls for cash and in-kind donations for the communities impacted by Typhoon Rai (Odette). PDRF supports the response and recovery in the affected areas, including Cebu Province (Cebu City, Mandaue City, Alcoy, Sibunga, Alegre, Barili).

Funds raised will be used to address the following immediate needs:

  • Shelter kits
  • Medicine
  • Logistics​
  • Food packs
  • Water
  • Fuel

Caritas Manila

Caritas Manila, through its Damayan Program, is supporting dioceses severely affected based on the initial impact of Super Typhoon Rai in Surigao (including Dinagat and Siargao Islands) , Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Tagbilaran (Bohol), and Maasin.

Funds are needed to mobilize food bags, shelter materials, clean water, beddings, and hygiene items.

Philippine Business for Social Progress

Partner has deployed its first 200 family packs to Brgy Apas Lahug in Cebu City. PBSP’s farmer-beneficiaries in the Buhisan watershed communities in Cebu City were also affected, and PBSP is mobilizing for them, where they have initially allocated 50 shelter repair kits. Carcar, Cebu, where the typhoon made landfall, is also PBSP’s target site. Initially, the Partner has allocated 30 shelter repair kits and will continue to mobilize this for Cebu City and Carcar, Cebu.

Ayala Foundation

Urgent relief efforts are underway to provide food, water, clothes, blankets, hygiene kits, and medicines in Cagayan de Oro, Dinagat Islands, Siargao, Butuan, Cebu, Bohol, Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte, and El Nido in Palawan.

FundLife International

FundLife is a community-led local organisation using purposeful play and experiential learning to support children and youth from severely marginalized, displaced communities and those living in short-term emergencies such as post-disaster or conflict communities. Fundlife holds office in Tacloban and Cebu, places directly affected by the typhoon. While all Fundlife staff is well and safe, some have severe damages to their homes and have been displaced. Relief efforts focused on South Cebu, Leyte, Siargao.

Philippines Red Cross

Red Cross team of volunteers and emergency response are present in the worst affected islands to assess the scale of the damage and provide critical relief. They serve meals and provide medical care, first aid, and psychological support as thousands of people gather at the evacuation centers.

Save the Children Philippines

On December 17 and 18, Save the Children Philippines deployed four Emergency Response Teams to Southern Leyte and Surigao del Norte to conduct a rapid assessment of impact and needs in coordination with the local government units (LGU). STC partners from the Mindanao Emergency Response Network (MERN) are also in this effort. The team conducted assessments in the municipalities of San Juan, Anahawan, Maasin, Liloan and Hinundayan in Southern Leyte and in Surigao City, Placer and other neighboring municipalities in Surigao del Norte. Save the Children Philippines distributes immediate relief to affected children and their families, including water kits, essential hygiene supplies, plastic sheets for temporary shelter, and rice. They continuously support communities in Southern Leyte, Surigao, and Dinagat Islands.

  • A donation of Php 1-Million can provide 550 families or 2,750 individuals with water kits and essential hygiene supplies, including face masks and alcohol, to ensure that they can access safe and clean water and to help them ward off COVID-19 and other diseases.
  • A donation of Php 2-Million can provide 1,400 learners with essential learning and hygiene kits to support continued learning.
  • A donation of Php 3-Million can provide 520 families with household kits containing cooking and eating utensils, mats, and blankets, and a plastic sheet for temporary shelter.

How to Help

Donors can support relief efforts by clicking “Donate Online” to give by credit card. For larger gifts and other giving methods, contact our philanthropy advisors. If your employer matches donations to charity, be sure to submit your gift for a match. Give2Asia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Benevity users can donate to this project directly on that platform; search for “Typhoon Rai / Typhoon Odette Relief Fund (Philippines)”.

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About Give2Asia

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