Emergency aid to those affected by typhoon Haiyan

Provinces of Samar and Leyte, Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), Philippines

In collaboration with

World Vision

December 2013 – May 2014

We provided drums to transport and purify water to 555 families in Leyte.


  • Help those affected with two 10-litre drums for each family, which they can use to collect and purify water, the biggest problem they face after the disaster.


2,775 direct
555 families

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On the ground

Typhoon Haiyan destroyed between 70 and 80% of the buildings on the coasts of the provinces of Leyte and Samar, where there is a lack of drinking water and safe sanitation as facilities were destroyed.

To date, the number affected by typhoon Haiyan has reached 13,280,000 people, of whom 4,330,000 are displaced and more than 380,000 are crammed into evacuation centres. The official figure for deaths is 4,460, but the scope of the destruction caused by the typhoon and the fact that many areas are still cut off leads to fears that the true death toll could exceed 10,000.

The main needs faced by the affected population are: food, drinking water, blankets, sleeping mats and basic hygiene products (soap, toothpaste, sanitary towels, etc.). It is estimated that typhoon Haiyan destroyed between 70 and 80% of the constructions on the coasts of the provinces of Leyte and Samar.

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In detail

The beneficiary families will be those most in need, and they will be selected in cooperation with the local authorities and community leaders. The criteria will be:

  • single-parent families (women with children).
  • families with elderly, sick or disabled people.
  • families with children aged under 5 and/or pregnant women.
  • families without sources of income.

The aid will cover 555 families (2,775 people) from the eastern Visayas (provinces of Samar and Leyte) with two 10-litre drums for each family which can be used for collecting and purifying drinking water.