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 and 50,000 clean-up kits in typhoon-hit areas across the country.
Based on funding availability, the longer-term response will follow Habitat's model of assisting affected communities with housing solutions ranging from transitional shelter interventions to permanent home reconstruction.
Help us help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan by donating today to our disaster response effort.
- 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 stories:
- Before rebuilding can begin, shelter kits meet immediate needs
- Rebuilding from the rubble, with grace and gratitude
- Generating light and hope
- Habitat World Blog: Habitat responds to Typhoon Haiyan
- Slideshow: Habitat begins recovery efforts to assist typhoon-affected families