A category 5 typhoon struck the Philippines today, forcing more than 56,000 people to evacuate. More than two dozen people have died, according to media reports. UNICEF is closely monitoring the situation. With an on-the-ground presence in the Philippines since 1948, UNICEF stands ready to aid children and families affected by the storm. We will share an update on FieldNotes as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation to support UNICEF's relief efforts for children in emergencies, please click here.