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Hagupit Strikes the Philippines

CARE to distribute food packs to those affected by typhoon Hagupit.

Typhoon Haiyan

CARE is providing food, shelter and other lifesaving essentials to survivors of the storm, which affected up to 16.1 million people, displaced 4.1 million and killed thousands of men, women and children.

CARE Is There

Learn more about what CARE is doing to help survivors of super typhoon Haiyan, which tore a deadly path across the Philippines.

Country Info

CARE has a long history in the Philippines that stretches back to 1949. For decades, we've been providing emergency relief when disaster strikes and helping communities prepare for disasters. We were there in 2009 when typhoon Ketsana hit and again in 2012 when typhoon Bopha ripped through the country.

CARE is currently on the ground providing food, shelter and other essentials to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which has torn a path across central Philippines, affecting an estimated 9.8 million people and killing as many as 10,000.

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Six months After Typhoon Haiyan, CARE Is Expanding Efforts to Help Survivors Rebuild Their Homes and Livelihoods

ATLANTA  — Six months after Typhoon Haiyan slammed the central Philippines, the global humanitarian organization CARE is expanding its efforts to help survivors rebuild their homes and livelihoods.

“Some good strides have been made in the transition from an emergency to early recovery phase,” says Lex Kassenberg, CARE’s country director in the Philippines. “Still, too many families in the worst-hit areas continue to live in makeshift shelters, while many of those who have started to rebuild or repair their damaged houses have yet to complete their homes.”

Ready to Rebuild

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For Rolando Creado, 64, the safest place was to head to the mountains.

A rice farmer in the village of San Miguelay, about a 45 minute drive from Tacloban City in Leyte, Philippines, he knew things would be bad. After all, in a typical year, his village is flooded about six or seven times from various storms, thanks to a nearby river.

Typhoon Haiyan was imminent, with the threat of ferocious winds and heavy rains. So Rolando, his wife, son and grandchild headed to higher ground.

Restoring Livelihoods Essential to Boost Typhoon Haiyan Recovery

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Three months since Typhoon Haiyan slammed the Philippines, humanitarian organization CARE is increasingly concerned too many survivors remain without the means to meet their basic needs.

This month, CARE will expand its emergency programming to focus on helping vulnerable families restore such livelihoods as vegetable farming, rice production, fishing and other income-generating activities.

The disaster, which hit the island nation last November 8 and 9, affected some 5.9 million workers, 2.6 million of whom have been identified as most vulnerable.

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