Save the Children was one of the first humanitarian organisations on the ground after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on 8 November 2013 and a year later we had reached over 820,000 children and adults with life-saving aid and support. None of this would have been possible without the incredible generosity of our supporters who donated £3.7 million to our appeal.
How Save the Children has helped
Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest typhoon to ever make landfall. It left complete devastation in its wake, affecting over 14 million people. It killed people, swept away houses, uprooted coconut trees, destroyed boats, taking away people’s livelihoods in the space of a few hours.
It also devastated the the health and education systems in the affected areas, destroying and damaging schools and hospitals. Haiyan ruined people’s lives and it is going to take a long time and a lot of work for the region to achieve full recovery.
So far we've helped over 820,000 people in total and aim to help over 1 million people, including more than 800,000 children in the next 3 years.
Highlights of our work include:
Reached over 400,000 people with clean water and helped them stay clean and healthy. For example by providing hand-washing facilities, building new toilets and clean water tanks
Distributed nearly 45,000 hygiene kits, including essentials items such as jerry cans, water purification tablets and treatment kits.
Constructed over 7,500 latrines for households and schools, repaired water systems and conducted hygiene promotion activities.
Helped more than 45,000 children through 75 'Child Friendly Spaces' - safe environments where children affected by the Typhoon could learn to be children again and prepare for future disasters.
Provided over 40,000 households with emergency shelter kits containing basic tools, materials and tarpaulin for families to temporarily fix their houses.