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)
Appeals & Funding
- 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)
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.
One year on from the Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally named ‘Yolanda’), thousands of people across the Philippines are rebuilding their lives, with the help of funding and support from the Australian Catholic community and the Australian Government.
Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency, is working on the ground alongside Caritas Philippines and 41 other agencies within the Caritas network, as the country enters a phase of recovery and rehabilitation.
KALIBO,Aklan, Nov. 10 (PIA6) -- Eighty-eight (88) Aklanon families whose houses were totally destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda last year are now assured of living in safer, stronger and better houses (core shelters) with the recent turnover of certificates of occupancy by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to these beneficiaries.
The construction of the core shelters was made possible through the PRC in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Society (IFRC) and the Air Asia.
On November 8th 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever to make landfall, swept through 9 regions of the Philippines, including Tacloban city (200,000 inhabitants), Leyte. 11.3 million people were affected by the typhoon, leaving a trail of destruction across the country.
ACTED’s response was rapid; being reactive on the ground 2 days post-typhoon with 3 bases in Northern Leyte, Eastern Samar, and Davao. ACTED was one of the first NGOs in Guiuan, meeting the immediate basic needs of those affected by the disaster.
One year after Typhoon Haiyan, people in the Philippines on November 8 remembered their lost loved ones during ceremonies throughout the affected areas. They remembered the dead, celebrated the will to survive, and they criticized their government. The ACT Alliance has accompanied the people of the Philippines since well before the storm, and its response to the disaster has reached some one million people. But construction of new homes for survivors has been challenging because of difficulties in obtaining land in safe locations.
From the Department of Labor and Employment
Reporting its contribution to the rehabilitation of devastated communities exactly one year after super typhoon Yolanda wrought death and destruction in four regions of the country, Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda-Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had spent P556.69 million of its budget from November 2013 to date, which had directly benefited 98,590 individuals/persons in Region 4-B, 6, 7, and 8.
It has been 9 months since November 8th 2013. On that date, 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. In Leyte alone 89% of houses were totally destroyed. To support families’ transition from emergency shelter assistance to early recovery and rehabilitation ACTED supported by ShelterBox is implementing a community-led shelter reconstruction project in Northern Leyte.
MANILA, Nov 12 -- Malacañang announced on Monday that the fund for the rehabilitation of areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda has reached P199.48 billion.
In a statement sent to members of the Malacañang Press Corps, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. noted that the amount came in the form of loans, financial grants and donations.
La Cooperación Española participó en las operaciones de ayuda internacional que atendieron a la crisis humanitaria causada por el tifón Yolanda en Filipinas hace un año.
A día de hoy, la población de la zona más afectada, Tacloban, continúa recuperándose del azote del tifón. Para ello cuenta con el apoyo de la Cooperación Española, que financia en la zona diversos proyectos de desarrollo y preparación ante desastres.