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.  

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Child Marriage

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

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

Latest News from Philippines

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Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Shelter from the Storm

By Suzanne Charest with CARE in the Philippines

A banner across the town hall building in typhoon-hit Albuera reads:

“Hard pressed but not crushed, struck down...

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Typhoon Haiyan: Rebuilding Tacloban

When Typhoon Haiyan’s 16-foot storm surge crashed into this seaside neighborhood in Tacloban, a group of 300 neighbors clung to a rope atop a roof. When it was over, only three houses were left standing in the seafront area.

Homes are now giant heaps of twisted rubble. In the sweltering noon sun, dozens of people now work hard, pulling out pieces of reusable metal and hauling away the garbage. A smiling girl pushes a plastic cart past men struggling to lift pieces of concrete. A small boy finds a plastic guitar and starts playing with it. The smell of smoke and rotting fruit from...

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Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Traveling by CARE-avan to Help Typhoon Survivors

Laura Sheahen is with CARE’s emergency team providing assistance to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Eight vans, three days, thousands of typhoon survivors. That...

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Four Months On: CARE's Emergency Work

Your support in action

In response to the catastrophic storm that tore a path through the central Philippines on November 7 and 8, CARE has reached over 317,000 people with emergency assistance to date.

We completed distribution of emergency shelter kits, reaching over 125,000 people with shelter supplies and repair kits. We provided kitchen sets, mosquito nets and other non-food items to replace those lost in the storm to 23,300 people. We've provided almost 30,300 people with cash assistance to help them rebuild livelihoods lost in the storm We've reached...
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Mamamia - 10,000 Are Dead. But in the Midst of Tragedy and Chaos, This Little Girl is Providing Hope

When Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday, Lourdes Hermilda had been with her husband and two children, counting down the days until the birth of their new baby.

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Deutsche Welle - Caught Between Sorrow and Reconstruction

Nearly a week after the storm, there are still thousands of people without electricity and drinking water. But in some places there are signs of hope.

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We Are Central PA - Emergency Aid Increasing in Philippines

"The typhoon caused huge devastation, so obviously access has been a problem," Nick Osborne, Vice President of Program, Partnerships, Learning and Advocacy for CARE, said.

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Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Meet Marieta Lupig Alcid

Since Typhoon Haiyan left a staggering path of destruction on November 8, 2013, CARE and local partner ACCORD have worked side by side to deliver crucial food aid packages and shelter...

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The Washington Post – Hope and Help in Typhoon Haiyan’s Aftermath (video)

A Filipino community in Fort Washington, Md., waits to hear from family members.

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Global Atlanta – U.S. Power and Construction Firms Welcome in Philippines Rebuilding

The Philippines government is committed to providing electricity to the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan by Dec. 24 in time for Christmas.

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