Typhoon Haiyan was the largest storm to strike the Philippines in recorded history. It wreaked havoc on families, schools, businesses, and homes in November 2013, but its effects are still being felt today: three years since the storm passed. The global Red Cross network—including the American Red Cross—has been working together to help people recover and rebuild. We distributed lifesaving relief in the storm’s immediate aftermath—such as food, water, medical care, and shelter materials—and continue helping families today.
Over the past three years, the American Red Cross has distributed cash grants to more than 63,850 people, repaired schools, invested in businesses, helped support safer shelter for more than 13,000 households, and improved living conditions for more than 80,000 men, women and children in the affected area. We are still in the Philippines, empowering people in the wake of the devastating typhoon.