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Fact Sheets: Recovering Livelihoods after Super Typhoon Haiyan

Super Typhoon Haiyan, which made landfall in the Visayas on November 8, 2013, significantly affected the livelihoods of 5.6 million people. The fishing and agriculture industries were particularly devastated. Many fisher folk lost their boats and nets. Coconut farmers lost their trees, and their farms were covered in debris.

Lutheran World Relief’s (LWR) long-term livelihood recovery projects in Northern Cebu and Leyte Provinces aim to increase disaster-affected people’s productivity in their primary livelihoods, as well as to improve the resiliency of these livelihoods to shocks and stresses.

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