PRC: Typhoon Haiyan Six Months After from Philippine Red Cross on Vimeo.
Six months after Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Visayas, destroying millions of homes and totally disrupting the region’s way of life, people are slowly getting back on their feet. But farmers and fishermen – among the poorest and worst affected – are still struggling to make ends meet. They and other vulnerable survivors are being supported by the Philippine Red Cross, the IFRC and 25 Partner National Societies.
Experienced teams are in the field restoring shelter and livelihoods to farmers and fishermen, while health and water and sanitation teams have started work on disease prevention, health promotion and rehabilitating damaged community health facilities and schools. The shelter program target is to build or restore 10,000 homes over the next three years, while livelihoods assistance is being rolled out to 6,000 families in coming months.
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An important part of the response is making sure families have robust homes to return to, creating more resilient communities able to withstand similar storms in the future.
The International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s revised emergency appeal for 126.2 million Swiss Francs (USD 142 million, 102 million euros) will boost the Philippine Red Cross’ long-term recovery plan of 100,000 families in the worst affected areas over two years.
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