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Philippines Humanitarian Aid

About The Emergency

By the Numbers

Typhoon Haiyan is considered one of the most powerful storms on record

15 MILLION people have been affected

More than 4 MILLION people have been internally displaced

A massive storm swept over the Philippines leaving nothing but destruction in its wake. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan’s 150 mph winds drove huge waves ashore, crashing into villages and towns, flattening buildings and ripping families apart. The storm is one of the strongest on record.

It’s been several months since the storm hit, but the emergency is far from over. Many families are still searching for food, some even looking through garbage piles to find something to eat. Water supplies were contaminated and are now unsafe to drink. Hospitals are overwhelmed and medical supplies are running low.

So many people are still searching to see what remains of their livelihoods and if they can find their missing loved ones. The tragedy has hit so many across the provinces of the island nation.

How Islamic Relief USA Is Helping

Islamic Relief offices around the world have teamed up to help with emergency efforts. Here are the programs IRUSA donors have supported. More projects are pending, so insha’Allah, soon, we’ll have additional information about recovery efforts. Download Islamic Relief USA’s Donor Report on Philippines Humanitarian Aid or this fact sheet (both updated April 2014) to learn more.

Thank YOU for supporting these efforts, and for continuing to give so that we can continue to help.

SHELTER AND LIVELIHOODS RESPONSE AND EARLY RECOVERY
Active
This project aims to help improve the well-being of communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan through diversified Cash-for-Work (CFW) for public works, short-term employment for more than 3,700 people. Work activities will include clearing roads, clearing debris from farming lands, water channel rehabilitation, and more.

EMERGENCY SHELTER PROVISIONS IN BOGO CITY AND LEYTE CITY
Completed
Some 15,000 individuals, who have been severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan, received emergency shelter assistance. Families received tents and tarpaulins to help improve their living conditions until they’re able to return home.

EMERGENCY SHELTER KITS IN CEBU
Completed
More than 10,000 individuals in northern Cebu benefited from temporary shelter kits that were distributed. Each kit included a a tarpaulin and rope, a ground sheet, a blanket, cooking utensils, tools (such as hammers, nails, saws), and a plastic toolbox. This helped provide shelter for at least two months while rebuilding took place.

You can read reports straight from the field in “Journal from the Philippines” and “A Traveler’s Reflection.”

Islamic Relief USA donors surpassed the original goal of $1,000,000 for humanitarian efforts in Philippines.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL DONATIONS MADE TO IRUSA’S PHILIPPINES HUMANITARIAN AID FUND SUPPORT THIS URGENT EMERGENCY EFFORT SPECIFICALLY. So, the more you give, the more you can help provide relief to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

How You Can Help

Participate

by organizing and attending local fundraisers that support IRUSA’s efforts.

Advocate

by sharing information about IRUSA’s efforts with your social media networks.

Donate

by donating toward the Philippines Humanitarian Aid fund to support aid efforts.