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Typhoon Haiyan Appeal 2013

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013, causing widespread devastation.

The disaster killed over 5,000 people, injured thousands more and forced over 4 million people from their homes. In total, 13 million people were affected.

Red Cross teams gave out essential supplies such as food, clean water, tents and blankets, as well as helping people search for missing loved ones. In the years ahead, the Red Cross will help people affected by the disaster rebuild their lives.


Map tracing the path of the typhoon across the Philippines© Info

This map is for illustrative purposes only, and does not express a British Red Cross opinion.

Homeless at 83

An old man

Marcos Bindar survived the typhoon but found his house destroyed. Now his family fear for the future.

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Teaching resources

Survivors who lost their homes use a public bus as shelter after Typhoon Haiyan

How can teachers use Typhoon Haiyan to explore emergencies and humanitarian action?

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Philippines news

A British Red Cross plan to rebuild homes, boost people’s health and incomes and repair schools in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan has been announced.

New statistics suggest millions of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan are unable to go home, months after the disaster.

Volunteers fundraising at Tesco stores around the country raised a record-breaking £628,000 for the British Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan appeal in just two days.