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 we’ve been there ever since. Our work to date has supported 10,453 survivors and counting.
In our first year our international volunteers, based in Tacloban, worked on a wide range of projects, from helping to build homes to increasing food security through gardening workshops. Our volunteers also helped to build classrooms and to renovate schools.
As local capacity increased we scaled back our international volunteer involvement but continued to implement projects through our growing local workforce and a smaller international team. Finally, in July 2105 we handed over operations entirely to our local staff who are continuing to work on IDV projects.
At the moment we're mainly focused on supporting education through the repair and renovation of further schools.