Typhoon Haiyan - One Year Later

November 7, 2014 • Philippines

Samaritan's Purse continues to work in the Philippines a year after the deadly storm

haiyan_1-year_promo_gfx_2On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan pounded the Philippines. Heavy rains, waves that rose as high as 20 feet, and winds up to 195 mph made Haiyan the strongest storm to reach landfall in recorded history.

Samaritan’s Purse responded in the immediate aftermath of the storm, helping storm victims with emergency food, water, shelter, and medical needs.

In the next few weeks and months, we continued to work in hard-hit areas by providing clean water, shelter and latrine kits, nutrition programs, promoting hygiene and sanitation, and working with local churches to proclaim the hope of Jesus Christ.

A year after the storm, we are still working to help the people in the Philippines recover from the devastating storm.

Philippines Projects Samaritan's Purse is working to improve the quality of life for thousands in the Philippines by providing clean water, hygiene education, and provision of latrines. We are conducting nutrition monitoring for infants and young children and training parents on better feeding practices. Our teams are also helping families recover their livelihoods through bamboo plantations and business training. We partner with the local church, supplying Bibles and offering discipleship courses to help them reach their communities with spiritual care and support.

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