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Assisting Communities Affected by Typhoon Hagupit

Earlier this month, Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines in many areas that are still vulnerable from the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan last year. Fortunately, Action Against Hunger and local authorities used lessons learned during the response to Typhoon Haiyan to save lives and reduce the damage.

Action Against Hunger on standby to respond to Philippines Typhoon Hagupit

Action Against Hunger teams are on standby in the Philippines ahead of typhoon Hagupit, which is expected to reach land on Saturday in the Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions.

The Philippines, One Year After Typhoon Haiyan

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan—one of the most powerful typhoons recorded in history—swept across central Philippines, severely impacting 14 million people. As the people of the Philippines and the international community remember the lives lost and recognize the resilience of survivors, Action Against Hunger looks back on the year.

The Philippines, Rebuilding Six Months After Haiyan

Six months ago, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, leaving an unprecedented humanitarian disaster in its wake—though the situation has greatly improved since November, 14 million people are still feeling the effects of the storm.

The Philippines, One Month After Haiyan

One month after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, some fourteen million people across nine provinces are still feeling the effects of the deadly storm. Action Against Hunger’s emergency response teams continue to work tirelessly to provide safe water, basic sanitation and hygiene, food and shelter to those who have lost everything. So far, we’ve reached 650,000 people in need.

Photos of Lifesaving Assistance: Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Receive Food Aid

1. Recently, Action Against Hunger emergency response teams delivered nearly six tons of food to six isolated mountainous areas in the center of Panay Island.

Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

Justin Bieber Launches Global Fundraiser to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

We are proud to announce that Action Against Hunger is teaming up with international music superstar Justin Bieber for a global campaign on the celebrity fundraising platform Prizeo to raise awareness and funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

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

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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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