Helping Families Rebuild
|Volume 17, No. 2||Spring 2014|
After Typhoon Haiyan
Recurring flooding and landslides since Typhoon Haiyan's destructive forces swept over the Philippines last November are slowing progress for families struggling to rebuild their homes and lives. IOCC and its church partners in the Philippines continue to reach families in the hardest hit areas with food and assistance to repair and reconstruct their homes. With generous support from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, IOCC is also providing support for shelter repair to families left without a roof over their heads in Tacloban City, where thousands of homes were swept away by the 195-mile winds and torrential rain.
Typhoon Haiyan has impacted the lives of more than 13 million people across 41 provinces, destroying more than a million homes and leaving its survivors homeless and in desperate need of food, water and shelter months after the storm. IOCC, an ACT Alliance member, is responding with new distributions of urgently needed hygiene and household items to more than 500 survivors, as well as water, sanitation support and cash for work to repair homes and construct temporary shelters for homeless families.
IOCC relief efforts in the Philippines have reached nearly 9,000 storm survivors with food, medicine, emergency first aid, and water purification tablets, and shelter repair assistance.