Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

  • Secretary Kerry Announces New Partnerships and $25 Million in Fresh Aid for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

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  • 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:

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Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Fact Sheet #21

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Typhoon-affected families in Tacloban city continue moving into the Government of the Philippines-constructed bunkhouses; shelter needs remain.

Tropical Depression Lingling—locally known in the Philippines as Agaton—damaged shelters and crops in areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

To date, the Shelter Cluster has provided close to 500,000 households with emergency shelter assistance, such as tents and plastic sheeting. More than 55,000 households have received tools and materials enabling them to repair their own homes safely.

The Philippines is the world's second-largest coconut producer, accounting for more than 25 percent of global production in 2013. Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan damaged or destroyed an estimated 33 million coconut trees, affecting the livelihoods of more than one million coconut farmers.

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USAID Remains Focused on Typhoon Response in the Philippines

Tuesday, Januaary 14, 2014

Excerpts from remarks made by Greg Beck on January 8, 2014, at a Center for Strategic and International Studies conference on the U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

I’m always worried that after the first month or two, on a large emergency such as Typhoon Haiyan, that the attention fades because there are so many other pressing issues and disasters around the world. It’s really important to remain focused on our efforts going forward.

I was in Tacloban a few weeks ago, and I was able to see the immediate impacts of a long-term partnership with the Government of the Philippines. I was able to see the impact of our initial investments over the last five years in building up their capacity to mitigate the effects of these large natural disasters. I also was able to see how we’ve been working very strongly with diaspora groups, NGOs, local groups and the private sector to build the long-term relationships that we were able to put into action on day one.

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Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda News Archive

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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: February 26, 2014

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