On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan—known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines—made landfall in the central Philippines, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that have resulted in flooding, landslides, and widespread damage.
The best way to help those affected by disasters is to make a cash donation to reputable relief and charitable organizations working in the disaster zone.
For more information, contact the Center for International Disaster Information at www.cidi.org or 202-821-1999. Visit the following site for a list of organizations responding to Typhoon Haiyan:
Monday, June 8, 2015
The Provincial Government of Leyte inaugurated its newly established Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) at the Leyte Academic Center in Palo, Leyte. Hon. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla, Governor of Leyte Province, Hon. Joey Salceda, Governor of Albay Province, and Ms. Gloria D. Steele, Mission Director of the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) led the inauguration and ribbon-cutting of the new office.
The U.S. government is committed to supporting disaster preparedness efforts in Leyte since the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, considered the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in history.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Humanitarian agencies continue to prioritize shelter and livelihoods programs as focus shifts from relief to recovery.
USAID/OFDA shelter and settlements advisor travels to the Philippines to monitor programs.
USAID/OFDA allocates an additional $1.6 million to partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to support protection, shelter and settlements, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities in typhoon-affected areas.
Last updated: June 11, 2015