Typhoon Goni, the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines in twenty years, forced over 350,000 people from their homes and affected nearly five million people at the end of October.
 
Caritas Philippines works with communities before typhoons hit through emergency preparedness programmes which create early warning systems and ensure communities are coordinated and react quickly to potential disasters.
 
When the typhoons hit, Caritas teams on the ground have been providing people with food baskets, hygiene kits, solar lamps, kitchen materials, sleeping kits, and water.
 
In the long-term Caritas will construct permanent shelters, offer livelihood support and capacity building activities.
 
It is also possible to make donations through a bank transfer.
Bank: Unicredit S.p.A.
Address: Via della Conciliazione 11b – ROMA
Beneficiary: Caritas Internationalis
Address: Palazzo San Calisto, 00120 Vatican City
IBAN: IT10C 02008 05008 000400406198
BIC / SWIFT: UNCRITM1B88
Payment Details: Emergency appeal for the Philippines
 
U.S. based donors who would like to receive a tax-deductible receipt may also donate in US dollars to the Caritas Internationals Fund held by the National Catholic Community Foundation.
 
Please email donations@caritas.va to receive more information.