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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.

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

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.

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.

Celebrating World Toilet Day with Education

Earlier this year, the United Nations designated November 19th as World Toilet Day in order to raise awareness for the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to sanitation and toilets. In Pakistan, one of the countries where Action Against Hunger works, more than 43 million people do not have access to proper sanitation, and sanitation-related diseases are responsible for more than half of all deaths of children under five.

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.

“They Need Urgent Help”: Nearly Twelve Million People Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

In the Philippines, the already staggering number of people impacted by the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan keeps growing: across the country, some 11.8 million people have been affected, nearly one million of whom have been displaced from their homes.

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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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