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Typhoon Haiyan Recovery
On November 8, 2013, Super-typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest Category 5 storms every recorded in the Philippines, made landfall. Haiyan devastated over half of the 81 provinces in the Philippines, destroying roads, airports, ports, markets, health facilities, telecommunications, water supplies and homes. More than 12 million people were affected, of which 4 million were displaced and more than 6,200 killed.
CRS has been responding to the crisis both at national and provincial levels since November 2013. With Philippines Caritas, we’ve provided essential and comprehensive relief to Haiyan victims in the areas of shelter, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), livelihoods and disaster risk reduction.
Our goal is to support more than 100,000 families in Leyte and Eastern Samar in rebuilding their lives and communities over the next five years. The strategy focuses on moving from recovery to development and is based on four main pillars:
“Build back safer” techniques will be integrated into shelter and sanitation support, including household hygiene promotion. CRS will also assist families with strategies for growing livelihoods and long-term income.