Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan Children's Relief Fund

Three Months After Typhoon Haiyan

Children make recommendations for recovery in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Read the report.

Watch Marilyn's Story

Children at Risk

Millions of vulnerable children are at risk in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. More than 300 miles wide – about the distance from Boston to Philadelphia – the typhoon left a deadly path of destruction in its wake. According to Philippine authorities, more than 11 million people have been affected by the typhoon, with more than half a million homes destroyed, hundreds of schools damaged and millions of children at risk.

Child Survivor Stories

Child-Friendly Spaces

"Before Save the Children arrived, the children caught coughs and colds from the dirty environment."

Anna Mae's Story

"During the typhoon I was scared, because I felt like our house would collapse and we’d be buried alive."

Emergency Situation Update

Save the Children's Response

Save the Children's Typhoon Haiyan emergency teams are working around the clock on humanitarian relief for Filipino children and families. Thanks to a tremendous outpouring of support from generous donors like you, Save the Children has mounted a massive response in the Philippines. Our response will focus on delivering the critical assistance children desperately need in the aftermath of a disaster. Overcoming very difficult conditions, we have been delivering aid to the most vulnerable, already reaching thousands of people.


Our Response Highlights

  • We are emptying warehouses of pre-positioned aid to send to the Philippines.
  • Technical and medical experts from around the world are supporting
    survivors, including:
    • Teams working amid massive damage and destruction in Tacloban and in
      Ormoc City
    • Twelve doctors to offer immediate treatment of the injured and sick
    • Nine senior logistics experts making sure help gets to the children who
      need it most
    • Teams assessing need in Llolio-llolio, Rohas, Tacloban, and two sites on
      the island of Cebu
  • A Save the Children aid plane has arrived and more are on the way. Supplies and aid on board include:
    • Temporary shelter supplies such as winterized tents, tarps, blankets, water-proof sheeting, buckets and kitchen items
    • Four mobile clinics with all the necessary medical equipment
    • 500 newborn kits which include diapers, lotions, and warm baby clothes

In the coming days, more help is on the way to help vulnerable children and families. With the high risk of mortality among children ages 6 months to 2 years, we are prioritizing the rapid procurement of high-energy biscuits and supplies for infant and young child feeding.

Updates from the Field

Latest Blog
Growing Desperation across Tacloban City for affected Children and their Families (November 14, 2013)

Latest Press Release
Two Weeks Since Typhoon Haiyan, Save the Children says Breast Milk Critical to Health of 25,000 Newborns Expected in Disaster Areas Within the Next Month (November 21, 2013)

In the News

New York Times
For Philippine Children, Return of Play Is a Sign of Hope (November 19, 2013)

How You Can Make a Difference

With your help, Save the Children will be there to respond to the unique physical and emotional needs of children impacted by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Together, we can make sure we reach the most vulnerable children with essential aid. For example, your gift of $80 could provide children's clothing and a basic shelter kit for a family who has lost all of their possessions. Our teams are on the ground, but we need your support. Please donate generously.