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Super Typhoon Haiyan

In November 2013, Tacloban and other areas in the Philippines were devasted by Super Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda. World Vision responded to help the survivors.

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Top humanitarian crisises to watch in 2014
Dec 19, 2014

Top humanitarian crises of 2014

2015 was a particularly harsh year for children, says UNICEF, which noted in a recent report that nearly 230 million children live in countries affected by war. Here are the top crises of 2015.

Philippines typhoon recovery: Restoring clean water for schools and homes
Feb 17, 2014

Philippines typhoon recovery: Restoring clean water to schools and homes

World Vision provides generators to bring clean water to Filipino communities ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

Mothers who have survived the Typhoon head home with their infant kits in tow after attending a World Vision session. PHOTO: Monalinda Cadiz / World Vision
Feb 7, 2014

As Haiyan response hits 3-month mark, World Vision helps survivors recover, rebuild for long term

With more than half a million people provided with survival goods during the first three months of World Vision’s response to Typhoon Haiyan, the response team is now focusing on helping families and communities rebuild.

Three months after Typhoon Haiyan, aid shifts to rebuilding
Feb 7, 2014

Three months after Typhoon Haiyan, aid shifts to rebuilding

World Vision is helping communities rebuild and providing support for emotionally distressed children, three months after a massive storm ravaged the Philippines.

Typhoon Haiyan recovery: Supporting maternal and child health
Jan 8, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan recovery: Supporting maternal and child health

Two months after the catastrophic storm made landfall in the central Philippines, World Vision continues its long-term response by providing spaces throughout the affected region for mothers and young children to spend time with each other and receive health and nutritional support.

Harvy and his family, who are receiving relief assistance from World Vision, stand in front of their home damaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Photo ©2013 Annila Harris/World Vision
Dec 6, 2013

Millions at risk of future disaster, says new World Vision report

As the world marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, a new report from World Vision calls for stronger disaster planning for cities to avoid widespread future devastation.

World Vision Senior Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Response Chris Palusky testifies to Congress on December 3, 2013.
Dec 4, 2013

Chris Palusky testifies before U.S. Congress on Typhoon Haiyan relief

World Vision Senior Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Response Chris Palusky testified to Congress on December 3, 2013 about the relief response to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

A child plays in a Child-Friendly Space, after Typhoon Haiyan
Nov 25, 2013

Child-Friendly Spaces open in Philippines’ typhoon-ravaged communities

World Vision is setting up about 40 Child-Friendly Spaces in order to provide a safe place for children recovering from Typhoon Haiyan to resume learning, play, and process the disaster’s effects.

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Typhoon Haiyan recovery: One year on (Infographic - PDF)

This infographic details recovery progress made since Typhoon Haiyan struck one year ago, on November 8, 2013.

Typhoon Haiyan Response: 6-Month Report (PDF)

Six months on from when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, the face of Visayas, the central region of the country, has been irrevocably altered. While recovery has begun and life for sections of the impacted population has regained some semblance of normalcy, the impact of the typhoon has left vast areas struggling to recover.

Infographic: Haiyan Program Update (PDF)

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan struck in November 2013, World Vision has assisted 713,150 people during the emergency phase, and 10,000 people during the subsequent recovery phase.

Protecting Children Post-Disaster (World Vision Asia-Pacific, PDF)

Children need appropriate food, adequate water and sanitation, and shelter as soon as possible. Without these basics, children’s immunity against disease will be vastly reduced.