Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

  • Read the latest Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Fact Sheet - February 18, 2014

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  • Visit PhilippinesRelief.Adcouncil.org for a list of organizations responding to the typhoon.

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  • Blog post by by Jeremy M. Konyndyk, Director, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

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Inside USAID's Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response
Inside USAID's Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response
US Congressmen Visit USAID Typhoon Recovery Program
US Congressmen Visit USAID Typhoon Recovery Program
USAID Announces Additional $10 Million for Philippine Relief Effort
USAID Announces Additional $10 Million for Philippine Relief Effort

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.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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:

Disaster Response - Latest News

Leyte Inaugurates Newly Established Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

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.

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Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Fact Sheet #22

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.

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Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda News Archive

Fact Sheets:

USAID staff prepare to load relief supplies into a US navy Seahawk helicopter at Tacloban Airport on November 17, 2013.
USAID staff prepare to load relief supplies into a US navy Seahawk helicopter at Tacloban Airport on November 17, 2013.
Mark Ralston, AFP

Blogs and Press Releases

USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg visits a warehouse at Tacloban Task Force Logistics headquarters where volunteers s
USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg visits a warehouse at Tacloban Task Force Logistics headquarters where volunteers sort emergency supplies provided by USAID and others for distribution to families in need.
Russell Galeti, USAID

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Last updated: June 11, 2015

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