Rebuilding Lives and Homes
Getting Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines Back on its Feet
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan - one of the deadliest typhoons ever recorded - swept through the Philippines, killing more than 6,000 people, displacing over four million and damaging or destroying more than a million homes.
Habitat for Humanity immediately deployed into the affected areas of Northern Cebu, Leyte, Northern Bohol, Surigao, Southern Luzon, and Capiz to provide 5,000 emergency shelter kits to families who had lost their homes – and appealing to friends of Habitat around the world to lend their support for the immediate crisis and the many years of rebuilding that lie ahead.
In the days since, Habitat for Humanity Philippines has focused on helping rebuild the lives of affected families by providing them permanent homes, shelter repair kits and livelihood programs.
Habitat continues its work in the affected regions and is targeting to build a total of 30,000 core homes in the hardest hit areas. As the country slowly shows signs of recovery, shelter remains to be one of the biggest concerns in areas that were affected the greatest by the typhoon.