Emergency: Typhoon Rai

Urgent appeal

Donate today to provide shelter for families affected by Super Typhoon Rai in the Philippines.

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ShelterBox is responding in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Rai (known locally as Typhoon Odette) caused widespread devastation. 

Typhoon Rai was the most severe storm to hit the country last year. With gusts of up to 240kmph, the storm was equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.

More than half a million people are still without anywhere to live, and it’s still raining – making recovery efforts event harder.

Damaged communication lines and fuel shortages are making travel extremely challenging. But despite these challenges, we’ve helped more than 5,000 people so far, providing shelter kits, tarpaulins and other essential items.

We’re working closely with local partners; the international response coordination teams; the Philippines Navy; and Rotary contacts to make sure we respond where the need is greatest. We hope to be able to help over 8,000 more families.

But we can’t do it without your support. Please donate today to help families rebuild after Typhoon Rai. 

Your donation will provide shelter and other essential items for families affected by this terrible disaster. Any additional funds raised over what is needed will go towards our wider work, providing shelter to families who need it after disaster.

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Typhoon Rai's Path


Super Typhoon Rai has caused devastation in areas with high levels of poverty.

3.8 million people who were in the direct path of the storm are already living below the poverty line.

In the day before landfall, Typhoon Rai rapidly strengthened from a Category 1 to a Category 5-equivalent storm. It made landfall in Siargo and travelled westwards across the Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas and Palawan.

Between 16-17 December, it made landfall nine times across seven provinces in The Philippines.

Typhoon Rai Path

Facts about Super Typhoon Rai

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Please don’t wait. Families affected by Typhoon Rai urgently need shelter. Give the most important gift you can this Christmas.

Above image from previous response to Typhoon Goni in the Philippines