Following devastating floods that submerged large areas of the Philippine capital Manila, the Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations to help the Philippine Red Cross provide emergency relief to affected communities.
At least 60 percent of Manila was under water following the worst flooding the country has seen since Tropical Storm Katrina devastate large parts of the country three years ago. The flooding was triggered by triple typhoons that swept across the region, causing torrential rain, floods and landslides.
Days of torrential rain left 19 people dead. Almost two million people were directly affected. About 290,000 of those were displaced from their homes and sought refuge in evacuation centres.
Since the onset of the flooding, the Philippine Red Cross has mobilized more than 800 staff and volunteers to support search and rescue and relief efforts. They have rescued more than 1000 people and assisted in the evacuation of a further 8,000.
You can support flood victims by making a donation on our web page.