Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief and Recovery

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda made landfall in the Philippines, affecting more than 12 million people. More than 30 of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners responded to the disaster offering immediate relief and long-term recovery work.

On the first anniversary of the Typhoon, GlobalGiving offered a 100% match for all donations to projects promoting long-term recovery in the Philippines. See how the matching funds were allocated here.

The following projects still need support to drive ongoing recovery in the Phillipines. As always, each of our partner organizations has been vetted by GlobalGiving, and has committed to sending you updates about how your funds are used. GlobalGiving staff visited many of the projects listed below. Watch the video to learn more about the recovery effort.

Philippines Recovery Efforts Led by Local Experts
Your donation will go a long way in supporting the physical and personal recovery of the Yolanda calamity victims. The relief drive is managed by the Disaster Response Program, a unit under COSCA, of De La Salle University. project reportread updates from the field
Food and Water for Philippine Typhoon Survivors
In November 2013, close to 9 million people in the Philippines were devastated by the cataclysmic super typhoon Haiyan [also named Yolanda]. Asia America Initiative with our local partners continue to conduct long-term emergency relief and provide food and water to thousands of families. We purchase basic foods in bulk in local markets along with hygiene supplies, medicines and other life-saving services. We seek to surpass our initial goal was 5,000 families or 30,000 persons, mostly children. project reportread updates from the field
Aid to the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda
by IsraAID
IsraAID's medical team arrived in Tacloban four days after the Typhoon. Since then, the project has expanded to include psycho-social training, and the rebuilding of key medical and educational facilities. Today, IsraAID is based in Ormoc, and is partnering with the municipality to rehabilitate its 200,000 citizens over the next year. project reportread updates from the field
Low-cost Sanitation For Typhoon Haiyan Survivors
We will provide low-cost pour-flush toilets for Typhoon Haiyan survivors in Tacloban City. The City is totally wiped-out with 95% of the structures flattened to the ground. Safe sanitation is one of the urgent needs but this will be overlooked by international aid since the concentration of the support will be on food, shelter, medicines, communications and to bury the dead. We are experts in sanitation work having supported Typhoon Washi survivors in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan Cities in 2011. project reportread updates from the field
Typhoon Haiyan Survivors' Food Security Project
The project will provide vegetable seed packets, garden tools and materials so that the survivors can start backyard gardening and ensure food security. International food aid will be gone in a short while and will never be enough. Meanwhile gardening is easy to do, will provide relaxation and value for the depressed survivors and best of all will provide food and nutrients on a daily basis. The survivors do not have to wait for long since some vegetables mature in 22 days. project reportread updates from the field
Psychosocial support for Typhoon Yolanda victims
by IsraAID
In the first stage of disaster relief, IsraAID has sent medical professionals to do a need analysis and provide medical support. In the second stage, IsraAID will send teams of psychosocial experts that will support the mental rehabilitation of women and children in the areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda. In addition, IsraAID will send trauma care experts to provide PTSD prevention training and psychosocial tools for government workers and local social workers to help victims. project reportread updates from the field
Philippine Disaster-Medical Response and Recovery
Mercy In Action went into the disaster zone in the Philippines in November to provide emergency care to the pregnant women and infants who survived the destruction, and were left without any maternity services, At this time, the hospitals and birthing centers are beginning to be rebuilt. Rather than disaster relief, Mercy In Action is now providing support to the local midwives to rebuild their own clinics and birthing centers. Funds are going toward building materials and sending carpenters. project reportread updates from the field
Typhoon Haiyan Filipino Home Building Project
The project will provide basic building materials such as nails, galvanized iron, bamboo slats for walling, coconut lumber and cement for Typhoon Haiyan survivors so that they can have a decent Filipino-type dwelling that they so love and to replace the current habitation they have consisting of foreign tents and or lean-to's. In some instances, nails are only what is needed in order for the beneficiaries to re-build their broken down homes. The foreign tents are very hot and flimsy. project reportread updates from the field
Typhoon Haiyan Coconut Replanting Project
The project will initiate the replanting of coconut trees in super-typhoon ravaged areas in the provinces of Leyte and Biliran. Vast tracts of coconut lands were destroyed leaving thousands of small coconut farmers destitute and without any source of income. project reportread updates from the field
Upland Forest Rehabilitation Project
The project of rehabilitating the 150 hectares forest located in Badiangan, Ajuy Iloilo which was damaged by typhoon Haiyan will help revitalize the livelihood of the 295 affected families who have been depending on the forest resources. The scheme of sub-contracting the disaster victims in planting the seedlings and forestry management will help them in their immediate recovery hence improve their quality of life. project reportread updates from the field
Rehabilitation in the Philippines
Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the Philippines in November of 2013. It was the deadliest and most massive typhoon in the nation's history. Some 7000 people were killed; over 30,000 injured and some 11 million persons lost their home, land, or were otherwise affected. Included in the destruction were severe damages to rehabilitation medical services in Tacloban area, and WRF is supporting 3 hospitals in the area with equipment to reestablish rehabilitation services for people with disabilities. project reportread updates from the field
Typhoon Haiyan Communal Hand-wash for Schools
When Super-typhoon Haiyan struck, it destroyed most water systems in more than 3,000 schools in its path. Water for hygiene and hand-washing is badly needed. Our project will install low-cost, robust, steel pipe communal hand-wash stations in Leyte and Samar Provinces with the goal of providing safe hygiene for school-children. We aim to produce and install a total of 500 hand-wash by the first month of classes in June 2014. project reportread updates from the field
Philippine Agricultural Economic Restoration
by IsraAID
Typhoon Yolanda has stripped away the economic source of countless hill farmers in the Philippines. IsraAID's Agricultural and economic Long term restoration project will provide on going training, and physical support to rehabilitate this long term economic source that has been destroyed. IsraAID will establish a program whereby farmers will receive training, technology, equipment, and on going support through expert agronomists so that agriculture can once more sustain local population. project reportread updates from the field
Typhoon Haiyan Bunk-houses Gardening Initiative
The project will provide vegetable seeds, organic fertilizer, garden tools and equipment for Typhoon Haiyan survivors living in bunk-houses in hardest-hit areas in Leyte namely, the cities of Tacloban and Ormoc and the Municipality of Palo. Thousands of dislocated residents are housed in temporary shelters (bunk-houses) waiting to be finally resettled in a more safer place but this effort will take years. They can benefit meanwhile by utilizing available spaces around the bunk-houses as gardens. project reportread updates from the field
Send Typhoon Haiyan Affected Students to College
The main problem with Typhoon Haiyan affected students especially girls is that they have difficulty going back to school as most lost their homes and livelihoods and some have parents and siblings who did not survive. They are indeed in very dire strait and they are prey to criminal syndicates offering them job in the cities but only to end up as prostitutes. This modest project will try to send 10 hardly affected girls to college or vocational school, so that they will have a good future ahead project reportread updates from the field
Long Term Initiatives to Typhoon Haiyan Victims
The estimated damage of typhoon Haiyan is 34 billion pesos. With this tremendous devastation, every recovery effort must be sustained to achieve greater impact to victims' lives. That is why CJFI will continue its long term recovery program to reach out more number of victims and gain wider scope of communities assisted. This initiative will cover the municipalities including Tacloban City with coastal barangays facing Leyte Gulf with thousands of fishing families who were badly affected. project reportread updates from the field
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