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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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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.

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.

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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.