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.  

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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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11/21/13

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines Expert Q&A: Doing Wonders with the Community

Athena Gepte, age 24, coordinated the first wave of food distributions after Typhoon Haiyan decimated large parts of the island of Leyte in the Philippines. She works for CARE’s local partner...

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11/20/13

Typhoon Haiyan: Helping the Philippines Stand Up

By Laura Sheahen with CARE in Ormoc, Philippines “Bangon Ormoc!” It’s scrawled on walls that Typhoon Haiyan has stripped of metal railings. It’s written on plywood stacked against bent...

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Volunteers Help CARE’s Relief Efforts in Remote Typhoon-Hit Communities

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.

David Gazashvili, who is leading CARE’s Typhoon Haiyan emergency response effort, said local volunteers had been crucial in helping to get food to people as quickly as possible...

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11/19/13

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Twice a Survivor: One Volunteer’s Story

Blog by Laura Sheahen, Emergency Communications Officer

“It was the most terrifying moment in our lives,” says Fay Camallere, a woman from the typhoon-stricken city of Ormoc in...

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A Typhoon in My Heart

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.

Like many parents in poor Philippine villages who hear typhoon warnings, Jocelyn sent her children to a solidly-built house for safety while she herself stayed in the family’s two-room shack. “I was afraid because my house is made of light material like bamboo stick...

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11/18/13

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Getting Aid to Typhoon-Ravaged Villages in the Philippines

Blog by Laura Sheahen, Senior Communications Officer

Getting a truck full of rice sacks through the streets of a typhoon-ravaged city presents special challenges. Bent...

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11/15/13

Why Congress has a unique opportunity right now to maximize emergency response to Typhoon Haiyan

Tonya M. Rawe, Senior Policy Advocate, CARE USA

Typhoon Haiyan has captured worldwide attention – and an outpouring of support and solidarity – from the smallest rural towns to the...

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11/15/13

Why Congress has a unique opportunity right now to maximize emergency response to Typhoon Haiyan

Tonya M. Rawe, Senior Policy Advocate, CARE USA

Typhoon Haiyan has captured worldwide attention – and an outpouring of support and solidarity – from the smallest rural towns to the...

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CARE Plans to Help 150,000 Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

As the extent of the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan begins to emerge, CARE is working to deliver emergency aid to families impacted by one of the worst storms ever recorded.

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