Thank you for your commitment to, and support of, Direct Relief’s recovery efforts in the Philippines.
Direct Relief is pleased to provide this report summarizing its activities to assist people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and support ongoing recovery efforts. Direct Relief recognizes that both the generous contributors, and the Filipino people for whose benefit the contributions were made, deserve to know in detail how such contributions have been used.
In response to Typhoon Yolanda, Direct Relief received $5 million in cash contributions and nearly $14 million in contributed medications, medical supplies, nutritional products, and services.
Consistent with the Direct Relief policy, 100 percent of contributions received for Typhoon Yolanda will be used to assist people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.
The outpouring of generosity, combined with work in close partnership with many U.S. and international businesses and private organizations -- as well as many in the Philippines and Filipino public officials and health officers -- have enabled Direct Relief to furnish over 250 tons of essential medical and relief supplies, including medications to treat over 500,000 people, since the typhoon struck.
Ongoing work will continue to support recovery and public health efforts across the affected areas.
As described below, Direct Relief’s programmatic activities have been devoted to immediate relief and health-focused efforts in affected areas. Consistent with Direct Relief’s organizational capabilities and resources, these activities are focused on the following three objectives:
- Providing Medical Resources to Underserved Areas
- Rebuilding, Repairing, and Re-equipping Health Centers
- Creating Resiliency in High-Risk Areas