Habitat is helping those affected by Typhoon Haiyan
On Nov 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, leaving behind widespread devastation.
The Philippine government has reported that more than 9.6 million Filipinos have been affected in 41 provinces. Of these, more than 430,000 are currently housed in evacuation centers.
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.
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.
- Press releases:
- Habitat for Humanity to assist those affected by Typhoon Haiyan
- Habitat for Humanity distributes shelter repair kits to families affected by Typhoon Haiyan
- Habitat for Humanity helps support shelter needs of more than 5,000 families affected by Haiyan one month after disaster
- Habitat for Humanity begins rebuilding following Typhoon Haiyan
- Habitat stories:
- Habitat World Blog: Habitat responds to Typhoon Haiyan
- Slideshow: Habitat begins recovery efforts to assist typhoon-affected families