The Philippines

Working with the poorest families

We’ve been working in the Philippines since 1981, running education, health, nutrition and protection programmes.

When Typhoon Haiyan caused devastation in 2013, we launched a major emergency response. Now, we're helping communities rebuild and protect themselves against future disasters.

Our programmes aim to help families escape poverty and access the food and healthcare they need to stay healthy. We're also working to ensure children have access to education from their early years onwards.

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, our emergency appeal raised £3.7 million and enabled us to reach 460,000 children with urgent help, including food, shelter and medical care. As well as distributing shelter kits to tens of thousands of families, we provided clean water, latrines and healthcare.

When Typhoon Koppu displaced 700,000 people in October 2015, our teams helped families whose homes had been damaged by flooding and high winds. We distributed shelter, clean water and sanitation. And we helped ensure children could get back to school.

Today, our teams are still there helping communities rebuild their lives and prepare for future emergencies.

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