Project information

Emergency help for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

The most powerful typhoon ever to hit land smashed into the Philippines on Friday 8 November. UN reports are suggesting that nearly 10 million people are affected, and many have lost their lives. It is now a race against time to reach and provide assistance to the survivors.

1 year

Charity information

Medair UK

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  • Need


    Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines have been displaced and are struggling for survival without food, shelter or clean drinking water following Super Typhoon Haiyan.


    Our experienced disaster response team and our partners are on the ground in the Philippines assessing the situation and are ready to provide life-saving help to the most needy.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide shelter and safe drinking water to the most vulnerable.


    » We are conducting a rapid assessment to identify the urgent needs of survivors.
    » We will establish a quick-impact delivery of life-saving goods.

    More people will have access to shelter and clean drinking water.

  • Impact


    Those who have had their lives devastated by Typhoon Haiyan will have their dignity restored.


    > Lack of funding (which would result in not all the objectives of the project being met).


    > Email or write to thank donors
    > Provide project updates including photos and beneficiary case studies
    > Invite donors to attend one of a number of Open Evenings around the UK where they can ask questions and hear and see directly from returned field staff.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,250,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,250,000 Project costs. Further details to be provided once assessment is complete
  • Background


    Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Tacloban City and occupies the northern three-quarters of the Leyte Island.

    Leyte is located west of Samar Island, north of Southern Leyte and south of Biliran. To the west of Leyte across the Camotes Sea is Cebu Province.


    Those who have had their lives devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan will benefit from this project.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Medair has 20 years’ experience providing life-saving humanitarian relief in the most dangerous and difficult-to-access places on earth.

    We specialise in the areas of healthcare, water and sanitation and shelter and infrastructure and therefore are in a position to respond to a wide variety of emergency situations with compassion, bringing hope and restoring dignity.

    Our emergency response history includes the Haiti earthquake (2010) and the Asian Tsunami (2004).

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Manu Jagourd

    Manu is our Emergency Response Team Leader. He is one of our most experienced emergency relief workers.

Our teams are seeking out the most vulnerable in very remote areas, so that Medair can help those who need us the most.

Mark Screeton, Medair's International Director