Date: 6 December 2014
Category: 3 (Severe Tropical Cyclone)

 

Typhoon Hagupit made its first landfall in the province of Eastern Samar on 6 December 2014, and then made three other landfalls in the country, claiming the lives of 18 and injuring 916 others. More than four million people were affected by the disaster, with close to two million moved to evacuation centres during the peak of the storm. Mercy Relief deployed its relief team to Masbate Province, where a state of calamity was declared just 24 hours after the appeal for assistance was made.



Partner(s): Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), Tabang sa mga Biktima sa Masbate (TABI-Masbate)


How we helped:

  • Sent S$30,000 worth of relief aid
    • Using basic means of transport on dirt tracks, traditional Filipino Banca boats and horses, relief items to meet immediate survival needs and hygiene kits were delivered to over 2,000 families in remote upland and coastal communities
    • Helped with livelihood recovery for 140 corn farmers and 20 vegetable farmers
      • Provided 140 New Year food packs and 1,000kg of white corn seeds
      • Distributed farming aids to 20 farmers, including:
        • 11kg of varied vegetable seeds
        • 2,000kg of fertilizer
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