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Helping typhoon victims in the Philippines

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In one of its largest relief operations in years, Caritas Internationalis is helping over 800,000 people who lost homes, loved ones and livelihoods during Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Local name Yolanda, the storm was one of the most powerful ever recorded and left millions without food, clean water, and shelter.

From shelter to replacing household goods, farming and livelihoods, clean water and food, and education and safeguarding against future disasters, over 43 Caritas national organisations supported the emergency response led by Caritas Philippines-NASSA.

Caritas Philippines-NASSA National Director, Bishop Broderick Pabillo said after the storm, “The help we are getting is coming from every Catholic soul in the world.”

In a unique approach, Caritas is working with over 100 communities to give them charge of their own rebuilding programme as reconstruction efforts continue.

Caritas Updates from the Philippines

  • Philippines: Haiyan survivors to Hagupit responders

Philippines: Haiyan survivors to Hagupit responders

  • 9 December 2014
In 2013, the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Now their emergency unit is giving relief assistance to people affected by Typhoon Hagupit in Catbalogan City, Samar.
  • Philippines weathers Typhoon Hagupit as aid arrives

Philippines weathers Typhoon Hagupit as aid arrives

  • 8 December 2014
Filipinos are breathing a sigh of relief after Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, passed over their islands without causing major damage. Caritas has been giving out food and other emergency supplies.
  • Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan

  • 31 October 2014
Caritas has helped almost 800,000 people affected by the Super Cyclone Haiyan in the first twelve months since the storm hit the Philippines on 8 November.

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