Water scarcity is a critical problem on the Philippine island of Kinatarcan. In partnership with the local community Cordaid helps to find durable, low cost solutions for the island’s water problem.
RESILIENCE-BUILDING AFTER SUPER-TYPHOON HAIYAN
Kinatarcan, in the northernmost tip of Cebu province, was one of the most devastated areas after super-typhoon Haiyan swept across the country in 2013. The population has managed to re-establish their lives, but found little support to increase their resilience and reduce risks on the longer term.
Cordaid has come into action for Hurricane Irma’s victims. Initially, we provide 200,000 euros for emergency aid in the affected areas.
The inhabitants of Saint Maarten and surrounding islands suffer from the consequences of the devastation. Now that a large part of the island’s infrastructure has been wiped out and with new hurricanes possibly hitting the region, Cordaid calls on the Dutch population to support aid efforts in the Caribbean.
After typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November ’13, and set new international benchmarks for destruction, humanitarian worker James Morgan (30) went to Coron, in the eastern province of Palawan Together with indigenous communities he and the Cordaid team started an innovative adventure. They called it ‘resilient recovery’. After two years Cordaid’s Haiyan Resilient Recovery Program has come to a successful end. Morgan looks back: “We turned the humanitarian system upside down: locals were in charge, we only facilitated.
It has been two years since super-typhoon Haiyan raged across the Filipino archipelago. In the Dutch nation-wide fundraising campaign 'Giro555', chaired by Cordaid, over 36 million euros were donated by the general public for emergency relief and reconstruction. With the money, half a million people received assistance including shelter, food support, education and new means of income.