Response Underway to Cyclone Kammuri in the Philippines
March 23, 2020 | 8:15 a.m.
We are officially concluding our response to Cyclone Kammuri. Updated numbers from working with our partners in the Philippines are below. Thank you for your support of Convoy of Hope and the work we do.
- 3,247 families served
- 16,235 individuals served
- 111,920 meals served
- 264 tarps distributed
- 196 sleeping bags distributed
December 3, 2019 | 1:45 p.m.
Convoy of Hope has team members in the Philippines coordinating the distribution of relief supplies in response to Cyclone Kammuri, which struck the islands earlier today. The Category 4 storm packed maximum sustained winds of more than 130 mph and has caused severe damage across the affected area.
Convoy is deploying relief supplies from our warehouse in the Philippines to help affected individuals. Prior to the storm, more than 225,000 people evacuated high-threat areas. Initial reports state the storm destroyed many homes and knocked out power and communication across the islands.
As the storm continues to move, the areas of Mindoro and Calabarzon are still under heavy threats of damage. The government has issued extreme flood warnings for Bicol and Eastern Visayas, areas that are susceptible to flooding and landslides. Heavy rains, strong winds, and storm surge are still forecasted for the impacted areas.
At least two fatalities have been confirmed.
Thank you for standing with the people of the Philippines and Convoy of Hope during this difficult time. Together, we can bring relief to those affected by Cyclone Kammuri.