On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan—known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines—made landfall in the central Philippines, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that have resulted in flooding, landslides, and widespread damage.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
On Thursday, December 3rd, representatives from U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Catholic Relief Services and Tacloban City gathered in the city’s Astrodome to mark the end of the 24-month Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program, implemented by Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
Over the last two years, USAID and CRS have worked in partnership with local officials to help restore normalcy and provide shelter to 3,275 families in 24 of Tacloban’s coastal barangays. For those who lost their homes completely, the program provided new shelters and built up new communities for relocation. The residents of these new homes have been trained to expedite their recovery, engage in their new community and claim their right to a life of dignity.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Humanitarian agencies continue to prioritize shelter and livelihoods programs as focus shifts from relief to recovery.
USAID/OFDA shelter and settlements advisor travels to the Philippines to monitor programs.
USAID/OFDA allocates an additional $1.6 million to partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to support protection, shelter and settlements, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities in typhoon-affected areas.
Last updated: December 09, 2015