Project information

Philippines Typhoon Appeal

Oxfam is gearing up its aid efforts after one of the worst natural disasters to hit the Philippines in years. The international agency is looking to raise £10 million to reach half a million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

November 2013 - December 2013

Charity information


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  • Need


    According to the latest estimates, nearly 10 million people from 36 provinces have been affected and over 10,000 people are feared dead since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on Friday 8 November.

    The coming days and weeks are critical. Hundreds of thousands of people have no shelter, food or water and families are already being forced to drink contaminated water from open wells. The threat of disease and malnutrition is high. The need for life-saving emergency aid is huge.


    With your help, we will provide clean water, shelter and sanitation to around 500,000 people affected by the Philippines Typhoon. We will also provide tents and plastic sheeting to give people basic protection from the elements and distribute household water filters, which can clean dirty flood water and make it safe for cooking and washing. And we will install 'pop-up' toilets, which are quick and easy to erect.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    We need your help to reach 500,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.


    » Oxfam will be providing life-saving water and sanitation supplies, health kits and emergency shelter to the worst affected areas.

    Please give what you can today to support Oxfam's Philippines Typhoon response.

  • Impact


    Oxfam aims to reach 500,000 vulnerable people with life-saving water, sanitation, health kits and emergency shelter.


    The risk is not raising enough money to reach the number of people who are in urgent need of help. The lack of clean water, food and adequate sanitation means that many people face the very real threat of disease, diarrhoea and malnutrition.


    We will report directly to donors who give to this appeal and regular updates will be posted on our website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000,000 Emergency Response Provision of water and sanitation supplies, health kits and emergency shelter.
  • Background


    We are working in the worst affected areas of the Philippines, including Samar, Leyte and Northern Cebu.


    500,000 of the most vulnerable people in the worst affected areas of the Philippines.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Over 70 years, Oxfam has become a world authority on emergency water and sanitation. 24 hours a day. 365 days a year. We're ready to save lives.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Graham Mackay

    Graham has been at Oxfam GB since 2002 working always through the humanitarian department, becoming Deputy Humanitarian Director in 2007.

    Country Response Team

    Oxfam has emergency response teams in the Philippines, which are working together with local organisations and humanitarian staff from the UK.

A boy looks out at the ruins of his family house

A boy looks out at the ruins of his family house