Typhoon Haiyan

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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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Red Cross volunteers reach out to Palawan tribal communities

Red Cross volunteers reach out to Palawan tribal communities

The Tagbanwa villagers on the island of Banuang Daan gather excitedly as Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers arrive by traditional bangka outrigger from the main island of Coron, Palawan, two hours away by boat.

A united approach is vital for dengue prevention and control

A united approach is vital for dengue prevention and control

the official beginning of the rainy season has prompted Philippine Government officials to warn the public against complacency about dengue.

Philippines: A new beginning from Cash and Coconuts

Philippines: A new beginning from Cash and Coconuts

Irene Collera, 28, was forced to flee with her husband, Elmer, and six children as Typhoon Haiyan battered down their house and the floodwaters rose.

21st Century data collection takes health promotion to vulnerable communities in the Philippines

21st Century data collection takes health promotion to vulnerable communities in the Philippines

Paperless surveys are a step closer for health teams in the Haiyan recovery operation thanks to mobile data collection methods being implemented by the Philippine Red Cross.

The Shelter Cluster response in numbers

The Shelter Cluster response in numbers

Download and share data visualizations from the Shelter Cluster response in the Philippines.

Six months after Haiyan, locals worry about the next storm

Six months after Haiyan, locals worry about the next storm

Six months after the worst typhoon ever to make landfall, life in the Visayas is getting back to normal.

In pictures - Six month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan

In pictures - Six month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has worked with the Philippine Red Cross to provide emergency relief, health services and shelter support to over 1 million survivors.

Reunited after the storm - Carizza Gaytos’s story

Reunited after the storm - Carizza Gaytos’s story

Carlito Gaytos was one of the first people to arrive in Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc on the coastal town on November 8, ...

Philippine Red Cross trains water and sanitation volunteers for the next disaster

Philippine Red Cross trains water and sanitation volunteers for the next disaster

Partnership in water and sanitation is helping the Philippine Red Cross to prepare for any eventuality.

Hardworking Haiyan volunteers get a lesson in how to unwind

Hardworking Haiyan volunteers get a lesson in how to unwind

A psychosocial support programme developed by mental health experts from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has been adapted to support hundreds of hardworking volunteers.

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National appeals

Many National Societies launched emergency appeals to support the relief operation in the Philippines, helping to raise a total of 315 million Swiss francs.

Six months of support

1 million+ People reached through Red Cross emergency relief distributions.

138,435 Total households receiving emergency shelter support across affected region.

51,334Total households so far receiving support to rebuild their homes.

67,838 Total households that have received Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement cash grants of up to 10,000 Philippine pesos.

17,604,000 Total litres of clean water distributed daily.

100,413 Number of families reached through the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement hygiene-promotion.

20,043 Patients assisted by theemergency health facilities established by the ICRC, IFRC and partner National Societies.

23,553 People re-established contact with their family through satellite phones and other means provided by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

31,539 Total number of people benefitting from Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement psychosocial support.

8,235 Total number of Philippine Red Cross volunteers deployed.

Current appeals

126.16 million Swiss francs IFRC’s emergency appeal targeting 100,000 of the most vulnerable families.

78.5 million Swiss Francs Hard and soft pledges to date for the IFRC appeal – 64 per cent of the appeal target.

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