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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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Norma and her children live inside a neighbor’s house that is drenched every time it rains. Their home was destroyed during Typhoon Haiyan. Since the storm, the children and their mother have been squatting in a neighbour’s house that is covered by a worn-out tarpaulin. Now Norma’s family will be receiving shelter material from World Vision to help them recover. PHOTO: Mark Nonkes / World Vision
May 7, 2014

6 months after Typhoon Haiyan: Building-back-better with communities

Looking from relief to recovery: Typhoon Haiyan, six months later.

Typhoon Haiyan and the benefit of sponsorship for children affected by disasters
Mar 26, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan and the benefit of sponsorship for children affected by disasters

After Typhoon Haiyan slammed the Philippines in November, World Vision staff members moved quickly to find each child and family enrolled in sponsorship to identify their needs and concerns.

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Philippines typhoon recovery: Restoring clean water for schools and homes
Feb 17, 2014

Philippines typhoon recovery: Restoring clean water to schools and homes

World Vision provides generators to bring clean water to Filipino communities ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

Mothers who have survived the Typhoon head home with their infant kits in tow after attending a World Vision session. PHOTO: Monalinda Cadiz / World Vision
Feb 7, 2014

As Haiyan response hits 3-month mark, World Vision helps survivors recover, rebuild for long term

With more than half a million people provided with survival goods during the first three months of World Vision’s response to Typhoon Haiyan, the response team is now focusing on helping families and communities rebuild.

Three months after Typhoon Haiyan, aid shifts to rebuilding
Feb 7, 2014

Three months after Typhoon Haiyan, aid shifts to rebuilding

World Vision is helping communities rebuild and providing support for emotionally distressed children, three months after a massive storm ravaged the Philippines.

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.


Fact Sheets and Extras

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.