Current emergency

Typhoon Mangkhut September 2018

| Cyclone

| Asia

Overview of the situation

Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named Ompong) made its landfall in Baggao, Cagayan in the early morning of 15 September and is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. The typhoon has caused landslides, damage to buildings and homes, and intermittent loss of power. CBi Member Network, the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, has actively responding to the typhoon with its members.

As of 21 September, more than 1.6 million people have reportedly been affected by Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named Ompong) which made landfall on 15 September. Regions I, II, III and CAR in northern and central Luzon are the most impacted. More than 128,000 people remain displaced, with over 54,000 people seeking shelter in more than 365 evacuation centres, and more than 74,000 people staying with host families. The Government has confirmed 23 deaths. More than 49,000 houses are reported damaged or destroyed, and over 288,000 farmers and fisherfolk severely affected. The national government estimates the total damage to infrastructure and agriculture to exceed PhP17.9 billion (US$340 million). (OCHA, 24 Sep 2018)

Key figures

Government, humanitarian and private sector actors are coordinating action on the ground to provide support and deliver aid to the people in need. Here the reported damage. 

340 million

Infrastructure and agriculture


Houses destroyed


People being sheltered in 365 evacuation centres and host families

Situation reports

Last updated: 19 Oct - 06:47 from ReliefWeb

In Numbers

830 mt of food assistance distributed

US$2.39 m six months (October 2018-March 2019) net funding requirements

138,677 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP aided the Government’s Super Typhoon Mangkhut response through the transportation of 1,034 mt of rice from the National Food Authority Warehouse to the National Response Operations Centre (food packing facility). WFP also loaned a mobile storage unit, 120 wooden pallets, and warehouse management support to the Department of Social Welfare and Development office in Benguet.

  • WFP participated on the coordinated rapid damage needs assessment in Regions I, II, and the Cordillera Administrative Region which aimed to better understand the priority humanitarian needs in the affected regions. The findings revealed cash-based assistance as a top priority for intervention.

  • WFP will implement an unconditional cash-based assistance programme to assist 5,800 typhoonaffected families in Itogon, Benguet and Baggao, Cagayan in the coming months.

  • In Marawi, WFP launched SCOPE – its cloud-based beneficiary and entitlement system – to assist the Government in the profiling and validation of permanent residents of Marawi City who have returned and those who are still displaced. In a pilot run in Sagonsongan, WFP registered 133 families.

  • WFP’s food assistance continues in Marawi, reaching 3,280 individuals through general distribution of rice, and 49,453 schoolchildren through emergency school feeding. In Maguindanao, WFP on-site school feeding reached 44,593 schoolchildren.

  • Through its nutrition programmes in Marawi and Maguindanao, WFP provided 5,871 pregnant and lactating women and 10,150 children under five with specialized nutritious food. These nutrition interventions bring the country closer to the goal of reducing stunting and wasting rates in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

  • WFP’s asset creation activity in Marawi empowers farm and fisher families in Central Mindanao. WFP reached 25,330 individuals.

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Last updated: 12 Oct - 14:08 from ReliefWeb

On 15 September 2018, Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named Ompong) made landfall in Cagayan province as a Category-5 Typhoon. The Typhoon caused widespread flooding and multiple landslides. It damaged houses, agricultural crops and vital infrastructures. To fast track the rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation efforts of the government, the President declared a state of calamity in Regions I, II, III and CAR last 25 September 2018.

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