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Philippines Typhoon Appeal - one year on

Typhoon Haiyan, thought to be the strongest storm in recorded history, struck the Philippines in November 2013. 

Winds of up to 170mph devastated large parts of the country - the worst affected provinces including Leyte, Samar, Iloilo and Palawan.

Around 14 million people were affected, 4.1 million forced from their homes and more than 6,200 people lost their lives.

In the immediate aftermath, our partners in the Philippines reached more than 180,000 people in some of the worst affected and most isolated areas, providing vital supplies including food, water, sleeping mats, blankets and shelter kits.


Typhoon Haiyan - one year on livelihoods infographic


Rebuilding livelihoods

The storm destroyed not only homes, but people’s means of earning a living.  At the time, almost 6 million people saw their sources of income ruined.

Thanks to your generosity and the work of our partners, since Haiyan hit, more than 100,000 people have benefitted from cash assistance and livelihoods support, such as new fishing boats, nets, seeds and tools.

Generosity and prayers

Together with partners such as the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), we raised more than £10 million through Typhoon Haiyan emergency appeals.

Ted Bonpin, Christian Aid’s Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Manager, said: 'We’d like to thank supporters for their enormous generosity and prayers. Thanks to them we are supporting the most vulnerable and hardest hit households to get back on their feet.

‘However, the road ahead is long, and Christian Aid and our local partners will continue to support those affected by Haiyan in the months and years ahead.’

Our children's future

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Find out more about the areas we have been working in (JPG image).


Safer homes

Maribel and her children

How our partners are making temporary shelters safe and planning for the future.

Cash for work

Editha Ponse lost most of her belongings when Typhoon Haiyan tore through her village in November 2013

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What we believe

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Our response

Marina Acaylan receives an emergency food pack

How we're using your donations to save lives in the Philippines.


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