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Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that saves the lives of malnourished children while bringing sustainable solutions to hunger and safe water to people faced with life-threatening conditions. Our life-saving programs assist some five million people in over 40 countries each year.

After the Typhoon, Another Disaster: Oil Spill Endangers Community in the Philippines

The municipality of Estancia in Iloilo Province, one of the areas in the Philippines hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan, was dealt another crippling blow by the deadly storm earlier this week: a barge owned by the national electric company, containing over a million liters of fuel, crashed during the typhoon and has begun leaking oil into the water. So far, approximately 200,000 liters of oil have already contaminated rivers, sanitation infrastructure, and houses up to a mile from the spill site.

A View from the Ground: Displaced Families Receive Emergency Supplies

1. This weekend, in the municipality of Estancia in Iloilo Province on the island of Panay, our teams distributed nearly 200 hygiene kits to displaced typhoon survivors seeking shelter in their town’s civic center and elementary school.

Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

Saving Lives and Livelihoods: the Race for Recovery After Typhoon Haiyan

In the catastrophic wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Action Against Hunger’s first priority has been saving lives. But saving livelihoods—the ways that people earn money and access food—is equally important for recovery. So while our emergency response teams aim to provide immediate lifesaving assistance to some 650,000 typhoon survivors, we’re also developing strategies to help restore economic self-sufficiency to the vulnerable communities in Tacloban and Capiz. 

In Conversation with the Governor of Capiz, Philippines

Action Against Hunger communications officer, Lucile Grosjean, sat down with the governor of Capiz, a Philippine province badly damaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Here’s what he had to say about the situation his province is facing.

Q: How has the Typhoon affected the province of Capiz?

A: According to the information we have today, some 692,000 people were affected by the typhoon, 130,000 houses were totally or partially destroyed, and 160,000 people were made homeless and have taken shelter in 841 evacuation sites.

Bringing Help, Hope and H2O: Providing Clean Water for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation has affected more than thirteen million people across nine regions of the Philippines. In Capiz, one of the hardest-hit areas, nearly 700,000 people have been affected. One of the most vulnerable places in Capiz is the small coastal village of Dayhagan—here, the typhoon destroyed hundreds of people’s homes and livelihoods, and contaminated their water supply.

Baby Tents: Providing a Safe Place to Help Children Heal After Typhoon Haiyan

In honor of Universal Children’s Day, we’re focusing on Action Against Hunger’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of children around the world. There is perhaps no better recent example of how we’re promoting children’s health than in the Philippines, where our teams are hard at work providing emergency assistance to displaced typhoon survivors—including thousands of vulnerable children.  

Surviving Typhoon Haiyan: "Things Are Starting to Get Better."

Condora Acosta, a resident of Tacloban, rocks her 20-month-old nephew, Lestor Yen, as she waits to receive a hygiene kit from Action Against Hunger’s emergency response teams. Condora is one of many survivors who sought refuge at her local church after Typhoon Haiyan devastated her community.

Surviving Typhoon Haiyan: “Now, our priorities are to find shelter, food, and water.”

“This has always been our land,” says Geronima Merales, a 60-year-old resident of Tanawan, a village a few miles south of Tacloban. Geronima has lived in Tanawan her entire life, but last week, she lost the only home she’d ever known to severe floods caused by Typhoon Haiyan. And she was not the only one affected—the typhoon tore through Tanawan, destroying the homes of 3,500 villagers. 

One Week After Typhoon Haiyan, Racing to Restore Water Systems, Prevent Disease

One week ago, Typhoon Haiyan—the deadliest typhoon to ever make landfall—struck the Philippines, leaving a massive humanitarian disaster in its wake: it is now estimated that nearly thirteen million people have been affected across nine regions, four million of whom have lost their homes.

Keep Your Canned Goods, Cash is King: How Best to Support Emergency Relief Efforts Abroad

One of the few positives to come out of catastrophic events like Typhoon Haiyan is the reassuring outpouring of support from every corner of the world.

But how that support gets translated into action matters, as the wrong kind of help can adversely affect relief efforts, squander resources, and even hamper rescue efforts on the ground.

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Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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