The Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan, one year on
7 Nov 2014
Filipinos are resilient people well used to severe weather systems, but Typhoon Haiyan which came crashing through the Philippines on 8 November 2013 was different to anything else previously experienced. The super typhoon is believed to be the biggest ever to hit land and the city of...
The Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - The seeds of recovery [VIDEO]
5 Nov 2014
On 8 November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan carved a trail of destruction across the Central Philippines. In the immediate aftermath, thousands of people did not have a place to stay and crops that so many depended on were completely submerged, rendering the seedlings useless.
The Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - The road to recovery [VIDEO]
3 Nov 2014
On 8 November 2013, a devastating typhoon swept through Central Philippines. Within the first 100 days of the response, 500,000 households received basic emergency shelter materials from the humanitarian community so that they could start rebuilding their homes. The incredible resourcefulness...
The Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - Coping and rebuilding [VIDEO]
1 Nov 2014
On 8 November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan carved a trail of destruction across the Central Philippines. Over 570.000 houses across the Visayas were totally destroyed and 1.1 million houses were severely damaged. As a result, 4.1 million people were displaced and 2.5...
Aid worker diary: Witnessing people’s strength in a crisis
3 Oct 2014
When a disaster strikes in the Philippines, OCHA’s Agnes Placio is one of the first responders to arrive. Agnes, a Filipino, understands the challenges faced by her people, and she uses her knowledge of her country to help OCHA Philippines respond. Agnes recently visited the Mayon...