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

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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.

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11/20/13

Typhoon Haiyan: Helping the Philippines Stand Up

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

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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.

11/19/13

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

Blog by Laura Sheahen, Emergency Communications Officer

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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

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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

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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

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