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“Race against time” to help victims of Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines

Project(s): 00-634

Country/Region: South and East Asia, Philippines

People affected by Typhoon Bopha in the southern Philippines are in urgent need of food and water as supplies run low in isolated communities. Barnabas needs your support to help Christians caught up in this disaster.

Typhoon Bopha has devastated communities in the southern Philippines
Typhoon Bopha has devastated communities in the southern Philippines

Flooding and landslides triggered by the typhoon wiped out communities near the coast on the island of Mindanao and also left many inland villages cut off. Those trapped are running out of food, and streams, which were the only source of water for many, have been blocked or polluted by mud and debris.

Stephen Anderson, the World Food Programme’s director for the Philippines, said:

These people are extremely vulnerable… it’s a race against time.

Barnabas Fund received on Monday (10 December) an urgent plea for help from Christians in the southern Philippines. One of our partners reported to us today (13 December) about the situation in the worst-hit areas, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. He said that houses, church buildings and agricultural livelihoods have been totally wiped out, adding:

They really need assistance like food, drinking water and clothes for them to regain their living.

We are working with Christian partners in the area to get emergency aid to Christians who have lost everything in this disaster. Looking further ahead, there will be a need to rebuild churches and accommodation for pastors and their families.   

Typhoon Bopha hit the island of Mindanao last Tuesday (4 December), leaving a trail of devastation. At least 714 people have been killed and almost 900 remain missing. More than 5.4 million people have been affected by the storm, in which nearly 400,000 people lost their homes and farms; 10.3 billion pesos-worth (US$250 million; £150,000) of crop damage was caused.

The Philippines is hit by several typhoons every year, but Typhoon Bopha is the most intense storm to strike the archipelago this year. President Benigno Aquino III declared a state of national calamity on Friday.

Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director of Barnabas Fund, said:

Typhoon Bopha has already claimed hundreds of lives, and it is critical that aid reaches those who have been left stranded before it is too late. It is clear also, given the extent of the destruction in Mindanao, that our Christian family there who have suffered great loss will need our support for many months to come.

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If you would like to help Christians affected by Typhoon Bopha, please send a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund (project 00-634). using our secure server.

If you prefer to telephone, dial: 0800 587 4006 from within the UK or +44 1672 565031 from outside the UK. Please quote project reference Disaster Relief Fund (project 00-634).

If you prefer to send a cheque by post: Click this link for the address of our regional office. Please quote project reference Disaster Relief Fund (project 00-634).

For a quick donation of £3.00 by SMS (see terms and conditions here) text Barnabas/634 to 70007 (Please note: This facility is presently only available to UK supporters).

Please Pray:
  • That aid will swiftly reach those whose villages have been cut off by flooding and/or landslides.
  • That those who have lost their homes and farms will be provided with adequate shelter and ongoing support to rebuild their lives.
  • That our partners will be able to locate Christians who are in the greatest need and will have sufficient resources to help them. 
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