Typhoon Haiyan, internationally known as Yolanda, has become a name that’s hard to forget. The super typhoon wiped out homes, killed more than 6,300 people, and devastated agricultural lands leaving those who survived homeless and without any source of income.
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.
MANILA (October 30, 2018) —Typhoon Yutu (locally known as Rosita) made landfall in Dinapigue, Isabela, Philippines at 4 a.m. on Tuesday. It then passed through several provinces in the northern part of the country.
MANILA (September 15, 2018) —Typhoon Mangkhut, locally known as Ompong, brought ferocious winds and blinding rain that left infrastructure and agricultural damage to provinces in northern Philippines.
The New York Times quoted Madel Montejo, a member of a CARE Philippines emergency response team in a story on Typhoon Mangkhut.
MANILA (September 12, 2018) - Typhoon Mangkhut (locally known as Ompong), the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, continues to intensify. The Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) has classified Mangkhut into a super typhoon.
MANILA (Dec. 26, 2017) —Tropical storm Tembin, locally known as Vinta, brought catastrophic damage to several provinces in Mindanao, south of the Philippines.
As typhoon season in the Philippines approaches, people living in rural areas begin to worry. n the remote and agriculture-dependent village of Balagan in Santo Nino, Cagayan, the people have a different response.