CARE`s response was focused in the Leyte and Cebu regions of the the Philippines, working closely with their partner, ACCORD. Together, CARE and ACCORD reached 200,000 affected by Typhoon Haiyan responding to the most urgent needs for food, shelter and hygiene kits. Prior to the Typhoon's arrival, CARE and ACCORD had evacuated people in the region.
With funding provided by the Humanitarian Coalition, CARE provided emergency shelter kits to families who chose to remain in their damaged homes, as this represents most people affected by the disaster.
- CARE's response targeted 1,200 households in the Leyte region prioritizing the most vulnerable. CARE reached 6,000 individuals, including 3,600 children, female-headed households, the disabled, the elderly and those households who displayed a higher level of damage;
- The emergency shelter kits provided by CARE included items such as sheeting to repair roofs, nails, sealer, as well as wood framing and basic tools;
- In addition, CARE provide cash transfers to those vulnerable populations to hire ouside assistance for household repairs.
For more information on CARE's emergency response to the typhoon, have a look at the following resources:
- Watch this video highlighting CARE's humanitarian response to the urgent needs of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
- CARE prepared a virtual booklet about how CARE has incorporated gender in its Haiyan programming and profiles of some of the inspiring women they have met.
- Review CARE's One-Year Later E-Report reflecting on the progress and ongoing challenges to their response in the Philippines.
- Have a look at this factsheet for highlights and quick information about CARE's Typhoon Haiyan response.
- Read CARE's recent news release commemorating the anniversary of the typhoon.
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