Tropical Storm Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) initially formed in Micronesia, then gained strength, continued west and made its first landfall at 4:40 a.m. on 8 Nov 2013 in Guiuan municipality of the Philippines' Eastern Samar province. (OCHA, 8 Nov 2013) Initial reports estimated that 4.3 million people were affected in 36 provinces. The Government accepted the UN offer of international assistance. (OCHA, 9 Nov 2013)
The number of affected people rose to 14 million across nine regions, including 4 million people who remained displaced from their homes. Humanitarian partners presented on 10 Dec the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Typhoon Haiyan, which requested US$791 million to complement the Government-led response and recovery efforts over the next 12 months. (OCHA, 10 Dec 2013) The typhoon ended up becoming the deadliest event of 2013 in the Asia-Pacific, killing more than 6,000 people. (OCHA, 31 Dec 2013)
One year on, the Government-led response is focused on recovery and long-term development. About 25,000 people still live in transitional sites and require inter-sectoral assistance. In addition, around 95,000 households (475,000 people) are estimated to be living in unsafe or inadequate makeshift shelters, and are considered highly vulnerable because of their limited ability to recover without further assistance. (OCHA, 31 Oct 2014)
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- Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Early Recovery, Livelihoods and Agriculture Plan, March-November 2014
- Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Strategic Response Plan, November 2013 – November 2014
- How you can help people in need
- Govt. of the Philippines: Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH)
To help vulnerable families after typhoon Haiyan, ACT member Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe built 58 permanent shelters in Jaro, Leyte, one of the worst affected areas.
The new houses have been designed to resist strong winds and earthquakes. The foundation and four pillars are concrete and the walls are made of flexible and resilient bamboo sheets. The lumber for the houses has been exported from Germany. It is longer-lasting than the local coco lumber.
On November 8th 2013, Typhoon Haiyan the strongest storm ever to make landfall, swept through the Philippines. Due to the unprecedented trail of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan many family homes were heavily damaged and destroyed in Leyte and Eastern Samar Provinces.
ACTED and ShelterBox are supporting 300 families to rebuild their homes in Northern Leyte, providing housing material, training local carpenters and mobilizing community to build houses using ‘build back safer’ techniques.
Aid organizations are increasingly recognizing and prioritizing communication as a form of assistance – one as important as water, food and shelter. Without access to information, disaster survivors cannot access the help they need or make informed decisions about their recovery. These are just some of the main findings of a new report published today about the response of the UN and its partners to November 2013’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
Bangkok, Thailand - 25 November 2014:
Effective humanitarian response requires good two-way communication that provides useful information and engages communities in dialogue, states a new report on Typhoon Haiyan being launched today in Bangkok.
This is part 2 of a four-part article series “Cultivating Climate Justice” which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending community rights to clean air, clean water, zero waste, environmental justice, and good jobs. They are all members of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, a network of over 800 organizations from 90+ countries.
24 - 25 Nov 2014
One year on from Typhoon Yolanda, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and Wilton Park will organize a workshop on Disaster prevention, preparedness and response in South and Southeast Asia: maximizing a gender-inclusive approach on 24−25 November.
Over 120 gender experts and disaster risk reduction practitioners from across the region, including the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Vietnam, will come together to discuss how to make disaster risk management more gender-inclusive.
Since Typhoon Yolanda hit Philippines on Nov.8th, 2013, AMDA has been supporting the affected people through different activities such as medical missions, distribution of food items and others. In collaboration with local officials, AMDA was able to support local elementary school and preschool students by distribution of school items and stationaries in Leyte from July to October, 2014, which was funded by students of 33 high schools in Hiroshima.
MANILA, Nov 20 -- In its bid to develop a more responsive budget plan for the next fiscal year, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is pushing for a P23-billion supplemental budget to ensure sufficient funding support for crucial development initiatives, including various infrastructure projects for post-Yolanda rehabilitation and government preparations for the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.
Posted by Nancy Lindborg on Tuesday, November 18th 2014
After nine months of response in close partnership with national authorities, significant progress has been made in meeting the needs of vulnerable people affected by last November’s Typhoon Haiyan (locally-known as Yolanda). Of the 45 indicators tracked in the third and final Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR), 30 show achievements of greater than 50 per cent, and 15 of these indicators have reached or surpassed the targets established in the Haiyan Strategic Response Plan (SRP).
(MissionNewswire) One year after Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Salesian missionaries working in the region have successfully completed community rehabilitation and rebuilding projects allowing survivors to return to their normal lives.
ILOILO CITY, Nov. 17(PIA)—The Department of Social Welfare and Development here has assured Typhoon Yolanda affected residents in Ajuy, Iloilo that government does not stop finding ways to help them.
Evelyn Macapobre, DSWD regional director, recently led the giving of financial assistance to homeless typhoon victims in that town, which she commended for being prompt in the submission of the required documents.
On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), one of the most powerful storms ever recorded to hit land, devastated a huge area of the Central Philippines. In response, ADB immediately designed and approved more than $900 million in assistance for relief, recovery, and reconstruction of Yolanda-hit areas. In addition to grants and loans, ongoing ADB projects for transport, conditional cash transfers, and agrarian reform were re-designed to help affected communities.
A safer home for Maricel and her family
Typhoon Haiyan one of the deadliest and most powerful storms made landfall in the Philippines on 8th November 2013. Huge numbers of houses were either completely destroyed or heavily damaged.
By Laurie Robinson
Nov. 17, 2014
AKRON, Pa. -- One year after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed the house of Dominga Arias in the Philippines, the 50-year-old widow and mother of three has a new home with a more spacious bedroom than she did before.
The simple wood structure with a tin roof was built by combining wood from her old house with a shelter kit of new wood, tin roofing, rebar and building supplies, provided by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) through Church World Service (CWS) and its partners.
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RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 14, 2014) – One year after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, wreaking a path of destruction that left more than 6,000 people dead, $2 billion in property damage and millions of people homeless, ChildFund International continues to support thousands of children and communities affected by the storm.
One year has passed since the typhoon Yolanda hit and caused a tremendous damage in the Philippines. Tacloban City, one of the most devastated areas, seems to be revitalized again after one year. Many people and cars are passing by the streets, which are free of debris. A lot of street stands and stores are back, and people in Tacloban have their smiles back on their face. New construction or rebuilding of buildings and houses are seen everywhere.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $23 million in grants to the Philippines to address immediate needs, and stands ready to provide a $500 million emergency loan to help reconstruct communities devastated by Typhoon Yolanda, also known internationally as Typhoon Haiyan.
One year after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck in the Philippines, the EU remains committed to assisting the recovery.
Commission's assistance alone made a direct difference for around 1.2 million people in the emergency phase.
The European Commission has provided €40 million in humanitarian assistance and early recovery interventions to help those affected by Haiyan. Including the assistance from EU Member States, the total EU aid amounts to over € 180 million.