Destruction caused by Haiyan in Daantabayan, Cebu. Photo: Tata Abella-Bolo/Oxfam

Typhoon Haiyan: The response so far and vital lessons for the Philippines recovery

Published: 6 December 2013

Typhoon Haiyan not only killed thousands across the Philippines and made millions homeless. It struck an already poor region, pushing families deeper into poverty, and making them more vulnerable to the next disaster.

Governments and individuals have acted generously. Despite serious challenges, the aid response is expanding. But crucial gaps must still be urgently addressed.

And as the long road to recovery begins, the Philippines authorities and the world must increase efforts to tackle poverty, and to reduce the growing risk of climate-related disasters that the Philippines and other countries will face.

 

Watch: One month after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, Peter Struijf, Oxfam Program Manager, gives a quick overview of the response to date, and the current situation in the most affected areas.

 

 Follow Oxfam's response to Typhoon Haiyan at @Oxfam.

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