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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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Super Typhoon Haiyan has devastated portions of the Philippines. Photo: MaryAnn Zamora / World Vision
Nov 11, 2013

NBA, NBPA join together to donate $250,000 to World Vision’s disaster response in Philippines

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have joined together to make a $250,000 contribution to World Vision to support relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

Nov 10, 2013

First World Vision relief flight with blankets, tarps to arrive in Manila Monday

World Vision's first relief flight loaded with critical emergency supplies will arrive in Manila Monday. The Lufthansa flight includes 5,000 blankets and 3,000 tarpaulins (plastic sheets) that will be used to help survivors build temporary shelters.

Nov 9, 2013

World Vision preparing for the arrival of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Vietnam and Laos

World Vision stands ready to provide emergency assistance with Super Typhoon Haiyan expected to make landfall in Vietnam on Sunday morning (GMT +7).

Families at an evacuation center as Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in the Philippines.
Nov 8, 2013

World Vision responding as Super Typhoon Haiyan continues to pound the region

As Typhoon Haiyan sweeps through the Philippines bringing destruction in its wake, World Vision is joining with the government in rapid assessment and response teams.

A mother takes refuge with her children as Typhoon Haiyan hits Cebu city, central Philippines. © Stringer Philippines / Reuters. Courtesy of trust.org.
Nov 8, 2013

As Typhoon Haiyan sweeps through the Philippines, World Vision concerned of "vast destruction"

As Typhoon Haiyan continued to make its way west across the Philippines Friday, World Vision expressed concern that what was shaping up to be the Philippines' strongest typhoon of the year could leave a path of "vast destruction" in its wake.

Residents in quake-hit areas in Bohol use their World Vision sacks to keep their purchased goods dry amid heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Wilma on November 4
Nov 7, 2013

Massive evacuations underway as Typhoon Haiyan threatens Central Philippines

Government authorities are preparing for the worst as the Philippines braces for Super Typhoon Haiyan to hit the Visayas Islands on Friday.
 
World Vision responding to Typhoon Haiyan devastation in the Philippines
Nov 11, 2013

World Vision responding to Typhoon Haiyan devastation in the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, considered one of the strongest tropical storms ever, made landfall in the Philippines early November 8 and caused catastrophic damage. World Vision’s teams are assessing the damage and mobilizing a response.

Dec 11, 2012

Philippines: Typhoon-stricken areas go hungry

World Vision is distributing food and water to children and families impacted by this devastating storm.

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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.