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Typhoon Haiyan Recovery

Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) was one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall.

It tore through the Philippines in November 2013, killing over 6,000 people and affecting 14 million in total.

IDV arrived in the affected area 17 days after Haiyan and remained active until February 2017. Our work supported 11,858 survivors.

We hosted international volunteers in Tacloban for eighteen months. These volunteers worked on a range of projects, which included helping to build classrooms and renovate schools. Our volunteers also helped to build homes and increase food security through gardening workshops

Then, as local capacity increased, we withdrew our international volunteers in July 2015, but continued to implement projects through our local Project Manager, Siggy. Through Siggy, we continued to support education through the repair of educational facilities and the distribution of books and school supplies. Finally in February 2017, in response to the much improved situation on the ground, we ended our operations in Tacloban.

More information on our completed Haiyan projects can be found below.

We want to thank all the volunteers and donors who made our work possible. A special thanks go to GlobalGiving, Help Helen Help the Philippines and Art to Heart: Philippine Typhoon Relief Fund.

Completed Haiyan Projects

 

Matin-ao Daycare Centre

The Matin-ao community daycare centre is located in the municipality of Burauen, southwest of Tacloban.

The building was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines), and the community's remote rural location meant they received no help for over two and a half years. 

There was severe damage to the building, including the complete loss of its roof. The centre also lost all its educational materials and furniture. Read more »

School Supplies and Book Distributions

Typhoon Haiyan destroyed or damaged over 2,500 schools, and essential school supplies and books were also lost as a result.

While rebuilding classrooms is important, it’s also vital to provide children with learning materials if they are to receive an effective education.

So, we provided school supplies and books for tens of thousands of children affected by the typhoon. Read more »

Pitogo School

The Pitogo Elementary School is located in the municipality of Jaro, which is almost 2 hours from Tacloban.

The school was devastated by typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) leaving its 129 kids learning in appalling and dangerous conditions. Read more »

Anibongon School

The Anibongon Elementary School is located in the municipality of Jaro, which is almost 2 hours from Tacloban.

The school was devastated by typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) leaving its 76 kids learning in appalling and dangerous conditions. Read more »

Buri Daycare Centre

The Buri community daycare centre is located in the municipality of Palo, just outside Tacloban.

The centre was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) leaving 59 children without important opportunities for play and early learning. Read more »

Planza Island School

The Paaralang Elementary School is located on Planza Island, not far from Tacloban.

The school was damaged by typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) leaving its 204 kids without a safe place to receive an education. Read more »

Mobile Soup Kitchen

For typhoon survivors living in inadequate shelter, an afternoon of tropical rain often destroyed food stores and made cooking impossible.

Typhoon Haiyan also destroyed livelihoods and many poorer families struggled to put food on the table even when the weather cooperated. Read more »

Guintigian School

The Guintigian Elementary School is located about 30 minutes drive from Tacloban.

The school was damaged by typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) leaving its 147 kids learning in terrible conditions. Read more »

San Agustin Daycare

The San Agustin community daycare centre is located roughly 40 minutes drive from Tacloban.

The building was severely damaged by Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) leaving 45 children without important opportunities for play and early learning. Read more »

San Augustin School

The San Augustin School was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines), leaving its 256 kids without a safe, enriching place to learn. 

In April 2014 IDV began working to breath new life into the school and the kids’ education. Read more »