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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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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.

World Vision launched its first Child-Friendly Spaces associated with its Typhoon Haiyan response on Nov. 20 at Tabugon in northern Cebu. At least 400 children took part. Photo: Jon Warren / World Vision
Nov 21, 2013

World Vision opens its first Child-Friendly Space for 400 children in Philippines

World Vision opened on Wednesday its first dedicated ‘safe spaces’ for 400 children affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The spaces allow children to continue learning, playing, and start coming to terms with the disaster.

These families benefitted from World Vision's first major relief distribution in northern Cebu, Philippines. Photo: Jon Warren / World Vision
Nov 14, 2013

World Vision's first major distribution of aid reaches nearly 4,000 people in the Philippines

Four trucks hauled the 25 tons of supplies into remote villages in the hills of Tabugon Municipality, five hours north of Cebu City.

Residents of Barangay Kayang, Lobo City, Cebu, with the remains of their home following Typhoon Haiyan. ©2013 Pio Arce/Genesis Photos
Nov 13, 2013

Royal Caribbean commits support to World Vision’s disaster response in Philippines

Royal Caribbean has committed to donate $250K to World Vision’s disaster response in the Philippines, as part of an overall commitment of $1M in Philippines support.

World Vision responding to Typhoon Haiyan devastation in the Philippines
Dec 12, 2013

World Vision responding to Typhoon Haiyan devastation in the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall, battered the Philippines on November 8 and caused catastrophic damage. World Vision’s teams are responding with emergency relief supplies for children and families in desperate need.

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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.