Help Mercy Corps Turn Crisis Into Opportunity

Nov 27, 2013

Thank you, from the Philippines

Mothers receive food, water and blankets
Mothers receive food, water and blankets

"We are relying on the kind people who have given food to us on the island. Without these donations we would have nothing to eat. Thank you for coming to us… We are just trying to survive here."

Hani Pinton, mother of two

On remote Kinatarcan Island, devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, families had been waiting days for help to arrive. In the aftermath of the historic storm, there's no potable waterno electricity, and 75% of homes are critically damaged or completely destroyed

But because of your past support to this project, Mercy Corps was able to mobilize quickly and our emergency response team was the first to reach this isolated island. Your generosity made it possible for us to distribute essential food packages to residents in the fishing village of Barangay Langub. Because of you, mothers of newborn babies were given towels and blankets. Because of you, children now have safe water to drink. 

See firsthand how your donation is making a difference for thousands of Typhoon Haiyan survivors in this short video.

Watch your thank you video!

Mercy Corps' team of seasoned emergency responders is focused on identifying gaps in assistance and reaching survivors in remote locations who have yet to receive critical help. While we address the immediate humanitarian needs, we are also working to help families begin rebuilding for the long term. 

None of this would be possible without your generous support. 

On behalf of families in the Philippines and around the world, thank you for being there

If you'd like donate directly to our GlobalGiving Philippines project page or learn more about our progress with improving lives, click here


Dan O’Neill
Mercy Corps Founder 

Barangay, Langub
Barangay, Langub
Food relief for mothers and young children
Food relief for mothers and young children



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Portland, OR, United States

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