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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 testified to Congress on December 3, 2013 about the relief response to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
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 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.
Four trucks hauled the 25 tons of supplies into remote villages in the hills of Tabugon Municipality, five hours north of Cebu City.
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.
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.
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.