Habitat is helping those affected by Typhoon Haiyan

On Nov. 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, leaving behind widespread devastation. 


Our response

Habitat for Humanity Philippines responds to disasters big and small. Immediately after the Typhoon struck, Habitat teams were traveling to all affected areas to assess damage to homes, coordinate with other agencies and work with the Philippine government to develop short- and long-term responses to help families recover and rebuild.

Habitat for Humanity’s national organization in the Philippines began distributing emergency shelter kits to families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the first week, and distributions continue. In total, Habitat plans to distribute 30,000 shelter repair kits in typhoon-hit areas across the country.

Long-term assistance

Based on funding availability, Habitat’s longer-term response will involve building 10,000 core houses using permanent construction materials and meeting international humanitarian response shelter standards. These houses can later be expanded by families.

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