Operation Bayanihan

On the 22 September 2018, Disaster Relief Australia launched our first international Operational Reconnaissance Team in support of recovery efforts for Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally in the Philippines as Ompong. The typhoon impacted Filipinos across the country, with extensive landslides destroying homes and lives in several provinces. 

Operation Bayanihan was named after a Filipino custom derived from “bayan”, which means nation, town or community.

In response to Typhoon Mangkhut
Location Benguet, North Luzon, Philippines View map
Status Complete
Dates 23 Jun 2018 – 2 Oct 2018

Operation impact

Time icon 2,398

Volunteer hours

Become a partner 4

Volunteers deployed

Become a partner $135k

Community costs saved

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