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Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. It made landfall in the Philippines on November 8, 2013, leaving a massive trail of devastation. More than 6,000 people were killed and millions were left homeless. Buildings and roads crumbled, fishing boats were wrecked, and groves of coconut trees were flattened, leaving many families unable to earn the incomes they depended on.
Emergency Situation in the Philippines
Right now Save the Children has teams ready to respond to Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) with emergency lifesaving aid. We always prepare for the worst but hope for the best and our obvious hope at this point is that the typhoon will have minimal impact on vulnerable children and families. Please follow us for updates as we track the storm and prepare our staff and beneficiaries for the impact of Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby).
One year later, Save the Children has moved from providing emergency relief work to the recovery stage. We are supporting the rebuilding of homes and livelihoods of over 1 million people, among them over 826,000 children. Read the press release.
Are We There Yet? Children’s Views on Haiyan Recovery and the Road Ahead.
Save the Children Restoring Hope for Children and Families in the Philippines.
Read the 6-month report.
Child Survivor Stories
"Before Save the Children arrived, the children caught coughs and colds from the dirty environment."
"During the typhoon I was scared, because I felt like our house would collapse and we’d be buried alive."
In the News
New York TimesFor Philippine Children, Return of Play Is a Sign of Hope (November 19, 2013)Last Update December 2014