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On November 8th, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan – also known as Typhoon Yolanda – struck the Philippines.

Winds of 230 kilometres per hour stuck the central islands, destroying entire towns and bringing heavy rains and waves that resulted in flooding, landslides and widespread damage.

Over 6,300 people died as a result of the typhoon and four million people were left homeless.

Trócaire responded to the typhoon immediately, working with partners in the country, particularly Caritas Philippines and CRS, to deliver urgent aid to people affected.

Trócaire reached over 300,000 people through our response to Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan

230km/h winds

Hit the country on 8 November 2013

4 million

People were left homeless by the typhoon


People have been reached through Trócaire's response

Long-term focus

Our initial focus was on providing shelter, food and water to people left homeless. Our longer-term focus saw us build disaster-resistant houses for people whose homes had been destroyed.

We are continuing to work with vulnerable people in the Philippines to rebuild their lives and protect them from future storms.

The worsening impacts of climate change means that both the frequency and intensity of storms in the Philippines is likely to increase over the coming years.

Watch: 'Philippines Typhoon One Year on: Ronald’s story' from our partner organisation Caritas Internationalis.

Updates from the Philippines

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