Update on CARE's Response to 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 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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Reports From the Field: Sandra Bulling in the Philippines
CARE Communication Officer Sandra Bulling speaks directly from the Philippines describing CARE response to Typhoon Haiyan.
MANILA (Nov. 20, 2013) — Families devastated by Typhoon Haiyan are joining CARE’s aid distribution efforts in central Philippines, as communities previously cut off receive critical food and supplies.
More than 4,000 people have been confirmed dead. And an estimated 13 million people have been affected by the typhoon, with 4 million forced from their homes — more than the entire population of Oregon.
In the space of a week, Jocelyn Gonato faced two life-altering storms. A mother of three living on the island of Leyte in the Philippines, she found herself hanging on for dear life while Typhoon Yolanda’s winds shook her small shanty. But as powerful as the typhoon grew, it wasn’t the only thing tearing apart her home.