Super-typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda Response (for more click here…)
Super Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolando in the Philippines), the strongest storm ever recorded that made landfall, hit the Philippines on 8 Nov 2013, leaving wide trails of destruction and more than 6,000 persons dead.
Official figures say about 11 million people have been affected, many of them homeless.
AMURT and AMURTEL Philippines’ relief teams worked on five islands and northern Cebu province, distributing bottled water and basic goods. In some outlying areas, AMURT also provided basic medical care to the many people with injuries that remained untreated due to the lack of medical supplies.
In Tacloban AMURT has 22 stoves operating around the clock, the only source of cooked food and rice for the homeless and hungry survivors of the disaster.