Logs washed up near the port in Iligan City . Credit: Robert Cruickshank/CAFOD


In the Philippines, where thousands of people lost their homes to powerful Typhoon Washi, a Caritas partner is using timber from logs that were washed down the river to build temporary shelters. In rural areas, they are also distributing housing repair kits – tools, sheeting and plywood – and helping to repair water systems.

Read more about the work of CAFOD (a Caritas member based in the UK) and ECOWEB, its partner on the ground.