Video: Typhoon Haiyan recovery, six months on

Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm ever known to have made landfall, struck the central Philippines with massive force on November 8, 2013. Once-devastated communities have embarked on a long path to recovery. World Vision is there for the long haul, bringing goods and expertise to assist children in developing personal resilience and families in building strong homes and livelihoods.

Published May 8, 2014 at 06:30am PDT

Recovery progress over the past six months:

  • World Vision is helping to rebuild 14,000 houses.
  • Assistance has reached more than 713,000 people.
  • The unconditional cash transfer program, which supports people as they move to recovery, has assisted 14,217 families.
  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene initiatives have provided relief to 53,755 families.
  • Nineteen schools are being repaired and rebuilt.
  • Twenty-five health centers are being rebuilt and equipped with medical equipment.
  • World Vision has also provided 17,777 hygiene kits to 63 elementary schools and daycare centers.

How you can help:

  • Thank God for the progress that has been made in rebuilding typhoon-affected communities. Pray for communities as they continue the rebuilding process, and for the organizations working alongside them.
  • Make a one-time donation to our Disaster Relief Fund. Your gift will help us be prepared to respond to emergencies like Typhoon Haiyan with supplies like life-saving food, clean water, medical supplies, and shelter.
  • Sponsor a child in the Philippines today. By coming alongside a boy or girl in need, you’ll help deliver basics like nutritious food, clean water, medical care, education, and more — providing stability for the present and resilience in the face of potential future disasters.