World Vision International

Typhoon Haiyan


On the 8th November 2013, typhoon Haiyan devastated some of the poorest areas in the Philippines, claiming the lives of at least 6,300 people, with more than 1,000 people still reported as missing.

World Vision is one of the few remaining NGOs that have continued work with survivors  in their recovery after typhoon Haiyan. Two years on, World Vision continues to work side by side with communities as they move forward from tragedy to redemption; working to replace what was lost with hope, vigor and resilience.

Program Updates

Through assistance packages 1,638,833 people have been reached in the relief, recovery and rehabilitation phases. Some of them benefitting from several programs depending on the severity of their situation.

  • 91,115 people have benefited from livelihoods, including livestock distribution, training for alternative livelihoods, business start-up toolkits and community savings groups (COMSCA)
  • 100,055  people have directly and indirectly benefitted from cash-for-work.
  • 9 local government units received Disaster Risk Reduction assistance. 675,788 people stand to benefit from trainings and early warning search and rescue equipments.
  • 11,407 school children stand to benefited from repair/construction of classrooms/temporary learning spaces and distribution of learning kits.
  • 66,260 people have benefited from distribution of shelter materials and tool kits, construction of homes and trainings.