Thanks to an overwhelming response to our Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal, Oxfam’s humanitarian aid response in the Philippines is fully funded to meet the immediate needs of the Typhoon survivors and can begin addressing longer term recovery and reconstruction.
If you would like to support Oxfam to ensure that our emergency response teams can rapidly address future emergencies, please make a donation today to our International Crisis Fund.
Typhoon Haiyan hit the coastal communities of The Philippines. More than 6,300 people lost their lives, and almost 4.1 million people were forced from their homes.
Like most disasters, Typhoon Haiyan hit the poorest and most vulnerable people the hardest.
Oxfam deployed an emergency team within three days of the typhoon making landfall. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, our focus was on preventing the spread of disease by providing clean water, toilets and hygiene essentials. Thanks to the generous support of people like you, over the last 12 months Oxfam has assisted 868,960 people in the worst affected areas of Leyte, Cebu and Samar by providing clean water, sanitation, shelter and assistance to rebuild their lives and livelihoods.
Clean Water and Sanitation
With more than 437,00 individuals already reached with life-saving water; sanitation and hygiene support, Oxfam and its partners continue to work with Haiyan affected communities by planning and working towards sustainable solutions to water, sanitation and solid waste management needs.
We’re working with communities to help recover their livelihoods and businesses. We’re supporting fishing communities to access the sea and working with communities to clear land; so that farmers and fisherman alike can earn an income. We’re also supporting local women’s organisations to help promote rural women’s resilience and to ensure women are adequately represented and heard in rehabilitation efforts. To date, Oxfam has reached more than 100,000 families with livelihood assistance.
Oxfam teams addressed the immediate shelter needs of affected communities by providing essential items such as mosquito nets and tarpaulins and assisted families facing relocation. To date, Oxfam has reached 4,690 families in Tacloban City and Tanauan.
Oxfam is continuing to support affected communities to better prepare for and withstand future disasters. If you would like to support Oxfam to ensure that our emergency response teams can rapidly address future emergencies, please make a donation today to our International Crisis Fund. Our International crisis fund ensures that we’re able to respond quickly and efficiently, to help those most in need when an emergency occurs around the globe.