In 2013, 7.2 magnitude earthquake and super typhoon Haiyan, called Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, caused catastrophic damage throughout much of the islands in Central Visayas. The true death toll remains unclear, with some victims from Tacloban City, Leyte claiming that the death toll was at least 10,000. On November 13, 2015, the Philippine Red Cross estimated that 22,000 people were missing.

The challenge

Global recovery efforts immediately took place with locals and international donors and organizations doing their part to offer immediate aid in food, medical, and recovery efforts.  However, many parts of the Philippines that were heavily hit by Haiyan are in poor, very remote areas and recovery efforts there have been a slow process. 

 

 

Mission

Closing the response gap in healthcare, food and nutrition, and disaster preparedness in Filipino communities affected by natural disasters. 

Vision

Support community driven health and well-being initiatives in calamity affected communities.
 

Activities

  • Support the reconstruction of healthcare and community centers.

  • Provide medical, direct-patient services; medicine and laboratory supplies and equipment; and preventative health. 

  • Disaster and response training for community respondents

  • Seminars and workshops on reproductive health and treatment of post traumatic disorder

Background