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. 9) — CARE and its partners are responding to the needs of families affected by super typhoon Haiyan, which has torn a path across central Philippines, affecting an estimated 10 million people.
More than 790,000 people have been evacuated because of the typhoon, with heavy rains, storm surges and winds of up to 170 miles per hour battering central Philippines since Friday. CARE Philippines’ disaster reduction advisor, Celso Dulce, said information was beginning to come in that indicated the extent of destruction caused by Haiyan.
Typhoon Haiyan, here in the Philippines also known as Yolanda, made landfall this morning at 4:40. I was watching the news and it showed extremely strong winds, heavy rains and damages in the affected areas. Since then, the super storm has crossed through half of our country and the eye of the typhoon is now hovering over the western areas of central Philippines. Haiyan is incredible big, it is 600 kilometres wide.
CARE Emergency Team Leader in Philippines Praises U.S. Public Donor Response, says Relief Efforts Face Enormous Logistical Challenges
ATLANTA (Nov. 15, 2013) — Amid extremely difficult circumstances, CARE’s emergency response teams are working around the clock and ramping up relief efforts to remote areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
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