Project information

Emergency response to typhoon in the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, has devastated huge areas of the country, affecting over 12 million people. Save the Children is immediately responding but requires urgent support to provide vital assistance to children and their families who have lost everything.

Save the Children will continue to respond to the crisis for as long as we are needed.

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  • Need


    Following Typhoon Haiyan, many families have been left with nothing. Entire towns have been destroyed and children now find themselves unable to access the shelter, food, healthcare, education, water and sanitation facilities that they need to survive the aftermath of the storm.
    Without immediate help, children will suffer. We know that the faster we respond, the more lives we can save. We are calling for urgent funds so we can scale-up our response and reach more children in desperate need.


    Save the Children are providing assistance to children and their families across a number of areas including:
    - providing emergency shelter materials to help families escape the elements
    - supplying water and sanitation facilities to those most in need to stop the spread of diseases
    - providing healthcare to children and their families
    - giving vital household items to families who’ve lost everything
    - implementing activities to keep vulnerable safe from harm

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To help as children and their families to survive and recover from the aftermath of the disaster.


    » Our trained, experienced and dedicated staff on the ground and in the UK are doing everything it takes to reach as many children as possible.

    We are committed to monitoring our response to the crisis and will create regular reports on the impact we are having, including the number of children reached.

  • Impact


    Following disasters such as typhoons, we need to provide immediate aid to children in need. Many of our activities, such as those around education and child protection, will help children retain a sense of normality and continue their schooling. Without our work, children’s lives and future prospects would be at serious risk.


    We are constantly monitoring the risks to our teams on the ground and the families already affected and will adapt our response as and when necessary.


    Our vital work would not happen without the generosity of our supporters. Up-to-date information can be accessed on request and over the coming weeks and months, we will continue to provide communications around our response and the impact that our supporters make possible.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000,000 Emergency response activities Activities to help children and their families in the Philippines
  • Background


    The Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world and is plagued by typhoons, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Save the Children has been working in the Philippines since 1981 and we strive to deliver humanitarian relief following many of the country’s frequent typhoons,earthquakes and other disasters.


    Our response aims to help the most vulnerable children and their families in the worst-affected areas of the country.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Save the Children has almost 100 years’ experience in responding to emergencies. We have been on the ground helping children following some of the catastrophic events of the C20th and C21st centuries, including the:
    - aftermath of WW1
    - 1980s’ food crisis in Ethiopia
    - 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
    - 2010 earthquake in Haiti
    - current conflict in Syria.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Gareth Owen

    Gareth is our Humanitarian Director and is leading our response in the Philippines.

Message from our HQ

Save the Children will be working round the clock to reach the worst-affected children and their families.

Lynette Lim, Save the Children representative in country