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Healing and Enabling- Stories from Typhoon Mangkhut Response

2019 — By Joana Villaflor, Patricia de Guzman, Christian Aid

The response to Typhoon Mangkhut is one of Christian Aid’s purely cash-based response that incorporate a community-led approach in its design and execution. Undertaken with our NGO and community partners, it has been in keeping with Christian Aid’s development principle of working with, and through partners, and in support of the localisation agenda through the promotion of locally-led response where national and local capacity is present and able.

The portability of cash assistance matched the ambition of the response in reaching the most isolated and underserved villages and communities devastated by the impact of Mangkhut, and succeeded, as most of these areas received direct emergency assistance for the first time. Community cash support also enabled local communities to enhance solidarity by allowing more people to benefit from community projects.