Philippines Floods Response



On August 6, the Tropical Storm Haikui brought two days of heavy rains that caused massive flooding and landslides throughout the capital city of Manila in the Philippines. Over 800,000 people were evacuated from their homes and 250,000 people moved into emergency shelters. Some 2 million people live in informal settlements in high risk areas along river beds that are prone to flooding. Architecture for Humanity is committed to helping communities in Manila rebuild. You can help.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

These floods have taken the lives of more than 60 people and displaced more than 780,000 from their homes. Manila recorded nearly 30 inches of rain between August 7-8, 2012, and over 80% of the city has been inundated. It is estimated that two million people live in informal settlements in high risk areas along river beds that are prone to flooding. Basic investments in the built environment could prevent this disaster from happening again.

How will this project solve this problem?

Architecture for Humanity is calling on fellow humanitarians to support long-term recovery and disaster mitigation efforts for victims of the flooding. Funds will be directed to supporting a design fellow to identify reconstruction projects for those most in need and provide the design and construction expertise necessary. Because our focus is on long-term reconstruction and disaster mitigation, we must raise a minimum of $100,000 to respond effectively

Potential Long Term Impact

Architecture and design professionals are critical to providing long-term reconstruction and the means for disaster resiliency. Architecture for Humanity applies an expertise in engaging and empowering the local community in the process of reconstruction, as well as openly sharing design and construction methodologies that can be replicated, and most importantly that can mitigate the impacts of future disasters.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $684

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $684 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Cameron Sinclair

Co-Founder and Executive Director
San Francisco, California United States

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Map of Philippines Floods Response
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