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Philippines Typhoon Emergency

Philippines Typhoon Emergency

Up to 10,000 people have lost their lives after the third major disaster to hit the Philippines in the last two months. With thousands still missing, the death toll is expected to rise even further.

Described as “one of the most powerful storms to make landfall”, over 20,000 homes have been damaged, livelihoods destroyed and hundreds of thousands have been displaced.

The people of the Philippines are now in a desperate situation, struggling to survive without food, shelter and clean drinking water.

PHILIPPINES EMERGENCY - DECEMBER 2013

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  • 13 Jan 2014 update Our efforts to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan are ongoing

    We recently reached 1,608 families in Tacloban and Bantayan Island, where we distributed essential supplies of food, water, kitchen utensils, shelter kits and also constructed sanitation facilities.

    We are currently working hard to continue the construction shelter and sanitation facilities for those who lost their homes in the disaster. Despite some challenges faced on the ground, with communication and transport, we are constantly working to consolidate and continue our work in the Philippines and are partnering with several NGOs and local charities on the ground to achieve this.

  • 24 Nov 2013 update Muslim Aid's emergency response in the Philippines

    Muslim Aid’s recent work on the ground includes distributing over £40,000 worth of shelter kits and other food and non-food items for the typhoon affected people in the Philippines. 

    This is the second phase of its emergency response. In Barangay Abucay and Apitong, areas affected badly by the typhoon, MA also distributed 500 relief packs.

    The MA team on the ground are conducting a needs assessment and partnering with international NGO’s and local Government for a coordinated and effective response to the disaster. The current priorities include shelter, hygiene, water and educational support. Since the emergency struck, Muslim Aid has helped thousands to receive relief items to help them survive through the difficulties.

  • 14 Nov 2013 update The UN estimates that 11 million people have been affected

    The UN estimates that 11 million people have been affected by the super typhoon, and other reports place the number of displaced victims at 673,000. The death toll now stands at over 2300, with that number expected to rise. Meanwhile, the effort to reach remote areas and bury the dead in mass graves is underway.

    The situation is hugely desperate, and many areas have descended into chaos following the death and destruction of the storm. The lack of food, clean water and shelter has led to widespread violence, looting and protesting. The destruction of prisons by the storm has contributed to the civil unrest, as many prisoners are now at large and unaccounted for.

    In response, a curfew has now been imposed from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. Communications and transport in the affected areas are still greatly staggered; however, an evacuation of survivors has begun. Muslim Aid is now on the ground, assessing the situation and reaching out to local partners and charities in order to carry out the most effective plan of action. We are working around the clock to raise funds and channel support to where it is needed most.

  • 11 Nov 2013 update 10,000 people have died in the Haiyan typhoon

    Up to 10,000 people have lost their lives after the third major disaster to hit the Philippines in the last two months. With thousands still missing, the death toll is expected to rise even further. 

    Described as “one of the most powerful storms to make landfall”, over 20,000 homes have been damaged, livelihoods destroyed and hundreds of thousands have been displaced.

    The people of the Philippines are now in a desperate situation, struggling to survive without food, shelter and clean drinking water.

  • 8 Nov 2013 update Three dead after Typhoon hits Philippines

    Typhoon Haiyan, which has been identified as one of the most intense typhoons on record whipped across the Philippines on early hours of Friday, 8 November 2013, killing three people and leaving 7 injured.

    Reports have stated that the strong wind caused wide spread catastrophe, including tearing roofs off buildings, washing away flimsy homes and uprooted trees making the surroundings more dangerous for people.

    Power and communications in the three large islands of Samar, Leyte and Bohol were almost completely down. Officials warned that more than 12 million people were at risk, including residents of Cebu City. Moreover, areas are still reeling from a deadly 2011 storm and a 7.2-magnitude quake last month which left around 500 people residing in temporary shelters.

    Muslim Aid is monitoring the situation on the ground. Further update will be provided in due course.