Three months after the most powerful typhoon to make landfall, the Philippine Red Cross, the IFRC and many National Societies remain active across affected areas providing relief and longer-term recovery programmes to support livelihoods, improved health, better shelter and future resilience.
The typhoon, which brought winds of 300kmh, damaged hundreds of thousands of homes across the Philippines, particularly in Samar and Leyte in the Eastern Visayas and Cebu in the Central Visayas.
Several National Societies continue to run their own appeal, while in January, the international Red Cross Red Crescent Movement launched a revised emergency appeal for 126 million Swiss Francs (USD 139 million, 102 million euros) to boost the Philippine Red Cross’ plan to support the long-term recovery of 100,000 families in the worst affected areas over the coming two years.
The ICRC’s appeal for 15 million Swiss Francs (USD 16.7 million) is for essential work in areas recovering from the effects of armed conflict.
Philippine Red Cross website
Map of affected areas