On Friday 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan (locally know as Yolanda) swept through the Philippines leaving thousands in desperate need of emergency support and many areas devastated by the impacts.

It was the largest tropical storm on record bringing high wind speeds, extreme rainfall, storm surges and landslides across the area. Over 13 million people were affected across the country.  Around 4.4 million men, women and children were displaced due to their homes being completely destroyed by the disaster, leading to many people in desperate need of clean water, food, shelter, basic sanitation and medical supplies. Destruction of roads and airports made distribution of food and water resources immediately after the storm difficult, cutting off access to many communities.

Immediately after the typhoon hit, Y Care International was working with local partners based in the affected regions in the Philippines, allowing us to provide a direct and efficient response and distribution of aid to local communities worst hit by the typhoon. Food, clean water and temporary shelter have been reaching those hard to reach communities providing relief to many families.

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A hub of hope in rural Philippines: YMCA Training Centre opens

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Training courses have been offered to vulnerable young people and community members whose lives were crushed by Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Lizz Harrison/YCI

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Typhoon Haiyan: one year on from the worst storm in history

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The YMCA and your support also enabled us to help the children, young people and their families affected by typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Ole Ramsing DCA-ACT

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YMCAs across the Philippines act now for future disasters

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YMCAs across the Philippines attend the Disaster Risk Reduction workshop in Legazpi City which was affected by Typhoon Remy in 2006. Photo: Lizz Harrison/YCI

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10 things you didn’t know about disasters and emergencies

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Since 2012 Y Care International has supported 17 YMCAs around the world on Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency response. photo: Sierra Leone YMCA

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Six months on from Typhoon Haiyan

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Families dependent on fishing are being supported with engine boats and other necessary accessories for fishing because of your support. Photo: Pablito Tabucol/Philippines YMCA

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Philippines update: support to reach more families hit by typhoon

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The survivors of typhoon Haiyan help unload the relief goods from provided by our local partners, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines. Photo: Act Alliance

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Q&A: Why increasing resilience to disasters is vital

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We work with YMCAs across Bangladesh to form village disaster volunteer groups so they can help their communities reduce the risk of future disasters. Photo: Hannah Jobse

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

How you helped YMCAs tackle crises in 2013

Cambodia, Philippines, Syria

One of the flooded family’s helped through Y Care International and Cambodia YMCA emergency response in Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia. Photo: Cambodia YMCA

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Starting anew after Typhoon Haiyan

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YMCA volunteers running a trauma counselling session with children affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Pablito Tabucol/Philippines YMCA

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

YMCAs in the Philippines continue emergency response

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Volunteers at Cebu YMCA providing clothing to young people who have been displaced from their homes. Photo: Cebu YMCA

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Notes from the field: Reaching communities in the Philippines

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A home destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan. More than 3.5 million people have been displaced following the disaster. Photo: Pablito Tabucol/Phillippines YMCA

Emergencies and Disaster Resilience

Philippines YMCAs respond to typhoon emergency

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Volunteers packing relief items in Manila for the victims of super typhoon Haiyan. The latest figures estimate that more than 11 million people have been affected.

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YMCA Trustee donates profits to typhoon appeal

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Volunteers packing essential relief items for distribution to the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Photo: ACT

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