On Sept. 26, 2009 Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) hit Manila, leaving the metropolitan and surrounding areas under water for days. One week later, Typhoon Pepeng (Parma) devastated the northern and central Luzon areas of the Philippines. Many died and thousands of homes were lost in the flooding. Migrante International, a non government organization, worked to procure funds and deliver food and water to the affected areas.