In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippines is struggling through one of the worst typhoon seasons in decades after six significant storms made landfall on the Southeast Asian nation in just three weeks. The Archdiocese of Toronto is now accepting humanitarian relief donations to help those affected by these devastating disasters.
Most recently, Typhoon Vamco (known locally as Ulysses) struck the Philippines on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, killing 67 people and displacing about 325,000 others from their homes. This was just 10 days after Super Typhoon Goni (known locally as Rolly), one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded, damaged almost 25,000 homes in the Philippines.
The Archdiocese of Toronto has partnered with Development and Peace – Caritas Canada to help the people of the Philippines. Caritas is working to provide essential emergency needs for 9,750 people affected by the typhoons in provinces of Catanduanes and Albay, Philippines.
Sadly, the Philippines has received no respite during this year’s typhoon season and its people need our help. Our faith calls on us to come to the aid of those who are suffering. If you are able, please donate to the Philippines relief effort.