Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong), made landfall Saturday morning at 01:40 local time in Baggao (Cagayan Province) as a Category 5 typhoon with sustained windspeeds of 210 km/h, gusting 285 km/h.

There has been heavy rain with flooding and landslides, particularly in the west. Many areas of the country are without power and communication networks are damaged so there is limited information about damage at this time. We are working to gather as much information as we can, but with communications down it may take a few days to understand the full extent of the damage.

ShelterBox is sending a ShelterBox Response Team to the Philippines to help families hit by the typhoon, they will be leaving mid next week.

You can help today by providing life-saving shelter aid to families suffering from disaster and conflict.

Please note: to be as effective as possible in providing immediate help to families, we do not accept donations designated to a specific country or disaster.