In the early morning of November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, made landfall in the Philippines’ Eastern Visayas Region. A Category 5 super typhoon, Haiyan is the deadliest recorded storm in the Philippines and is considered to be one of the strongest to make landfall in recorded history. The Government of the Philippines (GPH) National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that Typhoon Haiyan caused more than $2 billion USD in damages.
With generous institutional and individual donor support, LWR developed a three-year emergency response program that supported 200,118 of the most vulnerable people affected by the typhoon. The program was implemented from November 2013 to October 2016 in 143 barangays (villages) across six provinces in the Visayas region.Download PDF (1 MB)