Project information

World Vision Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Response

World Vision is responding immediately to the desperate needs of the men, women and children affected by Typhoon Haiyan. With at least 10,000 dead and over 9 million people affected by this typhoon it is crucial that we can reduce the suffering of those who survived.

November 2013 - May 2014

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World Vision

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  • Need


    Millions of people in the Philippines have been seperated from loved ones; they don't know if their immediate family members have survived or not. Millions of people are living in fear - fear of hunger, fear of dehydration, fear of sickness and fear for the future. With houses, shops and whole communities being swept away by the storm families are left with no means of providing for themselves or their children. They are facing a hopeless and terrifying situation.


    World Vision are already on the ground providing for the immediate needs of the survivors.
    Our first priority is to ensure that men, women and children have clean water as well as sufficient food. We are also handing out essential items like blankets, mosquito nets etc. Personal hygiene kits will be distributed including toothbrushes, toothpaste, underwear etc.
    Temporary shelters will be provided for those without homes.
    Essential to our response is counselling and safe spaces for children.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide food, clean water and hygiene kits to survivors.


    » We will distribute food packs that provide sufficient food for a week for a family of five. This will include: rice, canned food, water, biscuits, oil
    » We will distribute blankets, mosquito nets, plastic sleeping mats and tin openers.
    » We will hand out soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminie hygiene products and underwear.

    80,000 families recieve food, clean water and hygiene kits.

    Aim 2

    To provide temporary shelter for families who have lost their homes or been evacuated.


    » Distribute temporary shelter equipment like tarpaulins and ropes.

    45,000 families have access to temporary shelter.

    Aim 3

    To ensure children are well cared for in the midst of chaos and trauma.


    » Child-friendly spaces are set up and facilitators / trained staff are available to focus on the psycho-social needs of the children.
    » Child friendly sessions are conducted where children can talk and share experiences from the typhoon. Methodologies include story-telling and drawing.

    At least twenty two (and upto fifty depending on funding) Child Friendly Spaces will be set up with regular sessions catering for the most vulnerable children.

  • Impact


    A longer term recovery project will be scoped out once immediate needs have been met and the full scale of the disaster has been understood.


    The key risk is access to the most vulnerable communities due to blocked roads, damaged bridges and excessive flooding. We are working with the local authorities to get roads cleared and using airports and access which we know to be open.
    It might be difficult to get emergency supplies in great enough volumes but World Vision is a large international NGO used to working in contexts like this. We have supplies pre-positioned around the world that we can access and work with local suppliers also.


    Donors will be reported to quarterly with a comprehensive final report in June 2014.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £3,999,688

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,226,388 Immediate needs Food, blankets, hygiene kits
      £506,605 Shelter & CFS Shelter kits & Child Friendly Spaces
      £493,554 Staff costs In country staff managing activities
      £364,832 Logistics & Transport Transporting goods and managing distribution
      £408,309 Support Costs Monitoring, evaluation and operating costs
  • Background


    World Vision is aware that the hardest hit wregions were the provinces of Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Southern Leyte in the Eastern Visayas region wof the Philippines where the typhoon made its first and second landfall, particularly the cities of Tacloban and Ormoc.

    In the central Visayas, the northern sections of the provinces of Cebu and Bohol; and the provinces of Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique in the Western Section of the region were also affected.


    World Vision will be targetting 45,000 families (225,000 individuals) across three regions. The most vulnerable groups in the community will be targeted, which will include affected children, women, elderly people, widows, differently-abled individuals, sectoral groups such as laborers, farmers, unemployed men and women.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    World Vision is the worlds largest privately funded children's charity with 60 years of experience of responding to emergencies. We know how to respond effectively to emergencies like this and always keep children at the heart of our activities. Our global footprint covers over 100 countries and this means we have staff and equipment nearby, whenever and wherever an emergency stikes.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    All World Vision Philippines Staff

    The commitment and dedication of World Vision Philippines is extraordinary. They work tirelessly and selflessly to ensure that children are cared for.