Nene and her family were lucky to survive typhoon Haiyan. When the storm hit it blew the roof off their house, but they managed to get the two younger kids into the neighbour's house which has a concrete upper floor. The six remaining family member retreated to the raised toilets in the back of the house where they balanced on the toilet bowls for three hours in chest high water. With the help of donors like you, we'll help Haiyan survivors like Nene get on the road to recovery.
More than a month after the disaster, survivors in and around Tacloban are still struggling. They are homeless, have difficulty finding safe drinking water, and are increasingly vulnerable to illness. Recovery will take years, and survivors need our support now to ensure they can stay healthy as reconstruction begins.
Your donations will allow us to support survivors like Nene by providing emergency relief items, help accessing healthcare, and emergency shelter.
In helping survivors like Nene, we'll work through our local partners. Working with our local partners to provide aid ensures that our work will be as efficient as possible as our partners will be able to help us understand where reconstruction aid is needed most. Partner work also allows us to empower survivors, ensuring that they're participants in recover rather than simple recipients. This participatory approach lays the foundations of long-term recovery.