Humanity & Inclusion said it was sending teams to assess the damage and provide emergency aid to the most vulnerable people. “The damage is more extensive than expected, and many areas have been affected,” said Reiza Dejito, director of the group’s office in the Philippines.
World Renew said it had been working in the Philippines since 2013 in response to Typhoon Haiyan and was in contact with a network of responders in the northern Philippines.
United Methodist Committee On Relief
The United Methodist Committee on Relief has three disaster management coordinators at the scene of the typhoon, said a committee spokesman, Dan Curran.
United States Fund for UNICEF
Unicef said it was ready to provide help to the Philippine government and local government units.
Save the Children
Save the Children was deploying a five-member emergency team ahead of the storm and had positioned across the country thousands of relief items, such as hygiene kits. “We haven’t seen a typhoon this powerful hit the Philippines in some time,” said Alberto Muyot, the chief executive of Save the Children Philippines.
Relief International said it was prepared to deliver emergency supplies of shelter, water, sanitation and food. The group’s Philippines country director, Jack Morgan, said in a statement that the group had mobilized a rapid response team to assess needs in Cagayan province in northern Luzon.
Philippine Red Cross
The Philippine Red Cross said it had sent a “humanitarian caravan” of rescue and relief vehicles in anticipation of the storm. The caravan included a water tanker, 10-wheeler trucks, generators, a mobile kitchen, a Humvee with a rescue boat and a water treatment unit.
Florida Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Network
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance noted that the typhoon would affect an area recently struck by Barijat, a cyclone. The group said it would seek to address “many unmet vital humanitarian needs” like access to food and drinking water as well as sanitation and hygiene infrastructure.
Oxfam said it had deployed teams since Wednesday to assess the situation and that the greatest reported damage so far involved infrastructure, crops and houses.
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc.
GlobalGiving, a nonprofit that redistributes funds to vetted, locally focused groups, said the money it raised would pay for emergency supplies including food, water and medicine.
Catholic Relief Services, Inc.
Catholic Relief Services, an international humanitarian organization, said it would provide shelter and distribute food, water and hygiene kits.
CARE, which has worked in the Philippines since 1949 providing disaster relief, said it was assessing the effects of the typhoon. “We have seen several damaged houses and blown-off roofs,” Madel Montejo, a member of the group’s Philippines emergency response team, said in an email.
American National Red Cross
The American Red Cross said it was prepared to respond to the typhoon and had sent a disaster leadership team, satellite communications equipment and other resources to Guam, the United States territory in the Pacific, which was struck by Mangkhut.