Rebuild Lives Rebuild Hopes

Super-typhoon Haiyan, reported by media as possibly the strongest tropical cyclone in recorded history, struck the central Philippines on 8 November 2013, resulting in massive destruction and casualties. Over one million houses have been damaged or destroyed. About 14 million people have been affected, including many vulnerable women and children.

World Vision has launched one of its largest relief operations in the Philippines to respond to the needs of the affected. Six months after typhoon Haiyan devastated the country, we are actively helping the typhoon survivors to rebuild their homes and restore their livelihood.

World Vision’s Response Highlights

In the first three months (Nov 2013 – Jan 2014) after the disaster, we have completed the Emergency Response Phase during which we provided the following assistance to the affected families:

  1. Food
    - Over 126,000 families were provided with food kits (rice, canned food, mung beans, biscuit, oil and water)
  2. Shelter and essential survival support
    - About 70,800 families received emergency shelter kits (tarps and ropes), kitchen sets, and essential non-food item kits (blankets, mosquito nets and sleeping mats)
  3. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
    - Over 46,000 families were provided with hygiene kits (toothbrush, toothpaste, soaps, sanitary items, etc)
    - About 27,000 families received water treatment kits (jerry cans and aquatabs)
    - Hygiene promotion sessions were conducted on proper handwashing, water treatment and storage, and proper excreta disposal
  4. Health and nutrition
    - Birthing kits, baby kits and breastfeeding kits were distributed to pregnant women and mothers
    - Health sessions were conducted to the affected families to promote good health practices
    - 14 Women and Young Children Spaces (WAYCS) were established to provide a safe space for lactating mothers and their young children, where mothers also learn about breastfeeding and nutrition.
  5. Education
    - 59 Child Friendly Spaces were established to provide a safe space for children to play and learn, and to relieve their disaster stress.

And starting from February 2014, as we moved into the Recovery and Rehabilitation Phase, our work will focus mainly on supporting the affected to rebuild their homes and restore their livelihoods.

  1. Shelter
    - Repair and rebuild safe houses for the affected in cooperation with local government units and communities
    - Provide building materials and tools to the affected families and teach them how to build disaster-resilient houses through “Build-Back-Better” workshop
    - Support vulnerable groups (including elderly or disabled) to rebuild houses with the assistance of trained carpenters
  2. Livelihood
    - Provide farmers with seeds, equipments and skill training on growing new crops
    - Assist fishermen in restoring livelihood by providing fishing equipments including boats
    - Equip people through skill training and help them find new employment opportunities
  3. Education
    - Provide temporary classrooms while assisting the reconstruction of school buildings
    - Build the capacity of teachers and parents-teachers associations (PTA) on disaster risk reduction (DRR), sanitation and hygiene and child protection
    - Distribute learning materials to students
  4. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
    - Repair water systems and construct sanitation facilities in partnership with local government units
    - Organise community education programmes to raise the awareness of the importance of personal hygiene and sanitation
  5. Health
    - Support the repair and reconstruction of health centres and replace damaged medical equipments
    - Build the capacity of health workers in emergency response
  6. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
    - Encourage villagers to participate in decision making and strengthen the disaster preparedness ability within community
    - Assist in improving water quality in response to future needs

Please Continue to Support Other Children in Need

With the support of our donors, we are able to carry out rehabilitation work in the Philippines. If you wish to offer long-term help to the impoverished children, please join the Child Sponsorship Programme. This way, you can contribute through regular monthly donation and help the needy in developing countries improve their lives and achieve self-reliance!

At the same time in Syria, many children affected by the conflict are living in very difficult situations. You can respond to their urgent humanitarian needs by donating to our Syrian Refugee Response!

Support Through Donations (Applicable to Hong Kong)

  1. Online Donations:
    You can use credit card to Donate Online, or Print Donation Form and fax it to us on 2394 4844 / 2789 4744
  2. By Crossed Cheque:
    Please prepare a cheque payable to "World Vision Hong Kong" together with your personal details and mail it to us at World Vision Hong Kong, Freepost No. 69. Please write "Philippines Typhoon Relief" on the envelope.
  3. Donation via 7-Eleven:
    Please print the relevant barcode and take it to any 7-Eleven store in Hong Kong to make a cash donation.
  4. Payment by PPS
    Enter www.ppshk.com for payment.
    Our Merchant code is 34 -> Enter your partner ID -> Select programme you want to make a donation "4-Emergency Relief"

We are grateful to the following corporations or organisations for their fundraising efforts in the Philippines Typhoon (Names are listed in alphabetical order):
- AEON / AEON SUPERMARKET / AEON Credit Service Branches
- China Hong Kong City
- City Walk
- Hung Fook Tong Holdings
- International Commerce Center
- Island Resort Mall
- Langham Place
- Olympian City 2
- Sinopec Group
- Tuen Mun Town Plaza Phase 1

Support Through Donations (Applicable to Macau)

  1. Online Donations:
    · You can use credit card to Donate Online, or Print Donation Form and fax it to us at (853) 2835 2737
    · BOC debit cardholders can make donations via BOC EXPRESS
    · BOC Online Banking users can make donations via BOCNET (Personal)
  2. By Crossed Cheque:
    Please prepare a cheque payable to "World Vision of Macau Association" together with your personal details and mail it to us at World Vision of Macau Association, P.O. Box 530, Macau. Please mark "Philippines Typhoon Relief" on the envelope.


World Vision Hong Kong thanks Fu Tak Iam Foundation Limited for its generous donation of HKD500,000 towards Philippines Typhoon Relief.

Support Through Prayers

Please pray for the children, families, and communities left devastated by the Philippines Typhoon Relief. Pray also for God's protection and guidance upon those who are responding with emergency assistance.

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