Philippines

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.

Our Work in Philippines

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Philippines

CARE Prepares for Category 3 Typhoon Noul Impact; Ready to Respond If Needed

The Observer - Typhoon Haiyan: an Aid Worker's Diary of a Disaster

Aid agency worker Sandra Bulling was part of a team that flew to the Philippines when it was hit by the devastating storm last month. This is what she saw.

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12/23/13

Typhoon Haiyan Relief by the Numbers

Just over a month ago, one of the worst storms on record swept through the Philippines, leaving death and destruction in its wake.

It's the worst times that can really bring out the best...

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12/17/13

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: "Bangon, Philippines!"

Blog by Barbara Jackson, humanitarian director CARE International:

Traveling through the northern part of Panay, one is stuck by the lushness of the countryside juxtaposed with...

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12/16/13

Typhoon Haiyan: Stories From the Waterfront

Cleaning up is an ongoing process at the waterfront in Tacloban. Photo: Anders Nordstoga/CARE The...

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12/9/13

One Month After Super Typhoon Haiyan – Update from the Field

Interview with Holly Solberg, Director of Emergencies, CARE USA, who traveled to Leyte and Samar islands from December 2 to 6. What is the situation like now in the communities...

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12/5/13

Sheltering Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

by Suzanne Charest, CARE communications officer from Dona Maria village outside of Ormoc city

Ermalinda Quieros should have been celebrating the birth of her first grandson on November 8...

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12/5/13

Typhoon Haiyan Can’t Take Their Spirit Away

By Holly Solberg, Director of Emergencies, CARE US, in Ormoc and Tacloban, Philippines

When I arrived in the area devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan almost a month after the...

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Shelter a Critical Issue for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

MANILA (Dec. 6, 2013) —As the one-month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan approaches on Dec. 8, lack of shelter continues to be a critical issue for millions of people in the Philippines.

Over 14 million people have been affected by the typhoon, with 1.2 million houses damaged or destroyed and as many as 4 million people displaced—almost four times as many as those left homeless by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

In response, CARE continues to ramp up its relief efforts to help people begin to recover from one of the worst typhoons in history. So far CARE has...

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12/2/13

In Their Own Words: Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Speak

Villages on Leyte Island near Ormoc

Mrs. Josie Barro ...

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Ermalinda’s Home: Sheltering Typhoon Haiyan’s Survivors

On November 8, Ermalinda Quieros should have been celebrating the birth of her first grandson. Instead she was with her daughter-in-law as she gave birth squatting in the hallway of the overcrowded hospital in Ormoc. Staff at the hospital were overwhelmed with the influx of patients.

With Super Typhoon Haiyan bearing down on the region, Ermalinda had left her husband at home in their village of Dona Maria to care for her two other grandchildren. “They evacuated to a neighbour’s house that was much sturdier than ours,” says Ermalinda. “I worried so much about them.”

Luckily...

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