Philippines - Typhoon Rai

We're supporting communities affected the most

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 in 2021. With gusts of up to 240kmph, the storm was equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane.

Despite the 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 disaster. 

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Updates from the Philippines


Super Typhoon Rai has left more than half a million people in the Philippines without a home.

Fortunately, families have already started receiving emergency shelter and other aid items like solar lights.

Distributions are led by ShelterBox Operations Philippines with support from our local Rotary contacts. More distributions will be taking place in January, and we’re hoping to reach over 9,000 families in total. We are also planning to deploy a UK team to the Philippines, to help with the response.

Watch as Walter Cang, Rotary Club of Cebu, gives an update from the Philippines.

Typhoon Rai's Path


Super Typhoon Rai 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 2021, it made landfall nine times across seven provinces in The Philippines.

Typhoon Rai Path

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