Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund

by GlobalGiving
Photo by WAND
Photo by WAND

As we transition into a new year, it’s been amazing to see our GlobalGiving partners’ unwavering commitment and hard work to restore typhoon-stricken areas in the Philippines over the past three years. The devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, wiped out homes, claimed thousands of lives, and left more than 4 million people displaced. It is said to be one of the strongest tropical storms to make landfall and the impact can still be felt today. However, there is good news! because of donors like you, the Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund has made steady advances in the restoration of Filipino communities. Below you can find the latest update from our partners on the ground.

With the help of community members and artisan volunteers, Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT), Inc. has placed the finishing touches on a damaged tank reservoir. The community reconstructed the tank walls with concrete and removed debris from the inner compartments of the reservoir. Though the project is making improvements, there is still work required in order for the SIBAT to reach their goal. Check out Generate 33 Cubic Meters Of Water to 165 Homes, to read about how you can help them purchase solar panels, frame fixtures, and electrical ancillaries.

In the Leyte province, coconut is a main source of livelihood for farmers. The aftermath of the super typhoon demolished nearly 98% of coconut trees in the area, leaving many farmers and their families in vulnerable circumstances. The  Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation(WAND) is steadfast in their efforts to provide planting materials that will regrow coconuts in order to increase biodiversity in the area. They were able to transport roughly 12,000 seeds containing coconuts, narra, mahogany, cacao, and a wide range of fruit trees. WAND has also partnered with the local municipal agriculture office to provide efficient technical assistance to farmers planting seeds.

The Asia America Initiative is in full operational mode in Ilongo and Capiz provinces. Their work in the field has resulted in damaged schools begin replenished with books and many other school supplies. In addition, AAI contributed to these schools receiving water tanks and wash basins to provide adequate sanitation. In which has led to an increase in quality drinking water and reduced water-borne and mosquito-related illnesses. Take a look at AAI’s project, Food and Water for Philippine Typhoon Survivors’, and help them build school-based programs in Capiz.

Since the last report, IsraAID’s has shifted their attention to the most recent typhoon to strike the Philippines. Last October, the Cagayan province experienced a category 3 typhoon, known as Haima, that caused flooding and landslides to occur. The region was faced with extensive debris, damaged homes, and a loss of farmland. IsraAID distributed items and provided psychological support to victims of the disaster. They are remaining diligent in their mission to provide food security through agriculture and integrate psychosocial support into the school’s educational system.

For 3 years, International Disaster Volunteers (IDV) have grounded themselves in Tacloban, to help children return to school after the typhoon. IDV partnered with Mobile Soup Kitchen for Kids (MSKK) to provided over 6,000 hot nutritious meals.  They also assisted in clearing out glass, broken concrete, steel, and mud from several schools in the area. In result, nearly 3,000 children were able to return to a safe school. Their efforts didn’t cease there, they diverted their attention to long-term solutions that would provide sustainable results for education. They started with repairing classrooms and paying teachers’ salaries for Aram Learning Studio until they regained stability. IDV also repaired and repainted demolished classrooms at San Augustin school. Their work in these school provided students with a beautiful and brand new start to the school year. Check out their work here.

Behind these inspiring projects are the donors! We can’t thank you enough for your continuous support in providing the Filipino community with immediate and long-term relief.

Photo by IsraAID
Photo by IsraAID
Photo by IDV
Photo by IDV
Photo by AAI
Photo by AAI
Photo by IsraAID
Photo by IsraAID

This summer we have seen nonprofits working in the Philippines prove their dedication to revival nearly four years after Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda). Your compassionate donations to the Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund have equipped them to keep doing more! Take a look at the difference some our partners have made in the past few months because of donors like you!

  • Food and Water for Philippine Typhoon Survivors’ goal was to transition their community for emergency relief to self-reliance within a four-year period. With your donations, they are on their way to succeeding! So far in the 2016-2017 school year 2,000 students have learned to grow and cook nutritious lunches, malnutrition has dropped to 5% of all students, and more schools have water tanks. Learn more about their success here!
  • One ofIsraAID’s project’s, Aid to the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda, recently reported progress in two main areas of long-lasting relief: Psychosocial Services and Food Security. Through your donations they have been able to collaborate with many different systems and departments in the Philippines. Check out a summary of all their revival and relief projects in their latest project reports here.

There are so many inspiring projects responding to Typhoon Haiyan from many committed nonprofits! We are so thankful for the GlobalGiving community of donors that are making it happen!  

Photo by Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya, Inc
Photo by Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya, Inc
Photo by Asia America Initiative
Photo by Asia America Initiative
Asia America Initiative
Asia America Initiative

It has been 3.5 years since Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) hit the Philippines, and your donations have made a huge difference in life of people throughout the country. Your support has sent typhoon-affected students to college, provided food and water to survivors in remote areas, and rebuilt much-needed sanitation systems wiped away by the storm. To support the students being sent to college, Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation (WAND) is also providing small livelihood opportunities so the families can help pay for school expenses.

In November 2015, donors like you came together to make a long-term impact for communities in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. From November 2015 until March 2016, GlobalGiving matched donations at 100% to Typhoon Haiyan recovery projects, doubling donors’ impact. This resulted in more than 200 people raising close to $100,000 for long-term recovery!

Because you have been committed to supporting relief and recovery work not only at the onset of the storm, but years after to insure long-term impact for a stronger and more resilient Philippines, we would like to invite you to a special event: From The Front Lines: GlobalGiving Disaster Response Panel.

Your support has made it possible for GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners to provide immediate and long-term relief for communities impacted by past disasters, like Typhoon Haiyan, and recent disasters, like the earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, the Nepal earthquakes, the Ebola outbreak, and the Syrian refugee crisis. At this event you’ll have the opportunity to hear from the organizations you have supported and disaster responders’ first-hand experiences.

Please RSVP by May 16th. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

From The Front Lines: GlobalGiving Disaster Response Panel
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 06:00 pm EDT (Find this time in your city).
Location: You can join in person at GlobalGiving’s DC office, or watch online. 

Thank you for your previous and ongoing support. We look forward to seeing you on May 18th!

Photo: Asia America Initiative
Photo: Asia America Initiative

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) struck the Philippines, causing catastrophic damage and affecting more than 12 million people. Initial relief efforts were focused on providing essential supplies like food and water, and delivering medical care for survivors.

Two years later, GlobalGiving partners continue to support communities still recovering from Haiyan. Our partners are making sure students are back in school, clinics are rebuilt, and communities are stronger than before in the face of future storms. The people in these communities live in one of the world's most disaster-prone areas, with an average of 20 tropical storms and typhoons making landfall each year. Since 2013, your generous support on GlobalGiving has fully funded 11 recovery projects, however, there are still over 20 projects on the ground in the Philippines working with these communities to recover and rebuild.

That’s why on November 5, 2015, starting at 8 pm EST, donations will be matched 100% for Typhoon Haiyan recovery projects on GlobalGiving US and on GlobalGiving UK!

In the aftermath of Haiyan, women had to give birth in tents because clinics were swept away and destroyed. Mercy In Action Vineyard was able to rebuild a clinic allowing safe and comfortable births and continues to support the clinic and community.

Disasters can cause trauma which can create long term problems if not treated. International Medical Corps continues to provide mental health and psychosocial support through “community-based awareness activities… to educate community members about a variety of mental health-related topics and the importance of seeking appropriate interventions, as well as increasing sensitivity towards such issues.”

Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation continues to implement safe sanitation and access to water for schools and communities – access that was all-but destroyed after the typhoon and two years later is still an ongoing rebuilding process.

To strengthen communities that could face future disasters and typhoons, De La Salle University (DLSU) is conducting a series of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) activities.

For two years now, GlobalGiving has been committed to supporting recovery and rebuilding efforts from the typhoon, because the effects of natural disasters don’t end when the news coverage stops. According to University of Colorado at Boulder’s Natural Hazards Center, “ is during the long-term recovery period that most changes in pre-existing conditions can and do occur. Changes that include sustained efforts to reduce loss of life and property from the next disaster, such as changes to building codes and land use designations are examples of mitigation.”

Mark your calendars and set your alarms for November 5, 2015 at 8 pm EST, so you can double your donation before funds run out. Check out the campaigns running on GlobalGiving US and GlobalGiving UK

Thank you for continuing to support ongoing rebuilding efforts in the Philippines. GlobalGiving is committed to standing by our nonprofit partners in the months and years after a major disaster, and together with you, we are letting the Filipino communities still recovering from Haiyan know they are not alone.

Photo: De La Salle University
Photo: De La Salle University
Photo Credit - International Medical Corps
Photo Credit - International Medical Corps

When we think of ‘disaster relief’ our minds often jump to images of emergency shelters and rescue efforts. We picture projects that are helping to evacuate individuals or rebuild crumbling infrastructure. Following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, GlobalGiving supported those types of efforts among many others by establishing the Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. Almost two years later, efforts to rebuild and recover are still being carried out in the Philippines and still need your support! Here at GlobalGiving we have continued to support recovery projects that are identifying communities’ underlying needs and working creatively to address them.

In the Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund’s last report, we heard from Alison, GlobalGiving’s Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications, after she returned from visiting project sites in the Philippines. Alison’s report emphasized the need for ongoing support in the aftermath of disasters and how disaster responses often highlight the need for ongoing development. Recovery efforts can take many forms as evidenced by the diversity of projects connected to GlobalGiving’s Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. Several of these organizations are now stepping up to provide services valuable to any community, not just those services needed by communities impacted by a natural disaster.

International Medical Corps is a great example of one of those organizations.They have begun to facilitate community development projects even as Typhoon Haiyan fades from the headlines. Today their project, Emergency Relief for Super Typhoon Haiyan Victims includes health services ranging from water sanitation projects to mental health workshops. In their most recent update International Medical Corps demonstrated their commitment to mental health and psychological support, reporting on the impact of their mental health community awareness efforts in local high schools. Resource Development Officer, Robert Rutherford, emphasized International Medical Corps’ commitment to long term recovery work, “When many international organizations left the Philippines after providing immediate emergency relief to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, International Medical Corps stayed and set up programs in mental health to help with long-term recovery. Even though the immediate emergency has long since passed, the trauma for the affected populations still endures. International Medical Corps has implemented psychosocial support services and enhanced the capacity of national staff in the Philippines through training and education.”

Despite the incredible amount of work being done on the ground since the tropical cyclone tore through the Philippines, there is still so much to be done. With support from donors like you, GlobalGiving’s Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund has received over $1.6 million in donations that has gone to projects working to provide communities in the Philippines with the funding and resources needed to get back on their feet. Help us to continue supporting these amazing projects and vital recovery work!

Photo Credit - International Medical Corps
Photo Credit - International Medical Corps



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