Hagupit Strikes the Philippines

CARE to distribute food packs to those affected by typhoon Hagupit.

Typhoon Haiyan

CARE is providing food, shelter and other lifesaving essentials to survivors of the storm, which affected up to 16.1 million people, displaced 4.1 million and killed thousands of men, women and children.

CARE Is There

Learn more about what CARE is doing to help survivors of super typhoon Haiyan, which tore a deadly path across the Philippines.

Country Info

CARE has a long history in the Philippines that stretches back to 1949. For decades, we've been providing emergency relief when disaster strikes and helping communities prepare for disasters. We were there in 2009 when typhoon Ketsana hit and again in 2012 when typhoon Bopha ripped through the country.

CARE is currently on the ground providing food, shelter and other essentials to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which has torn a path across central Philippines, affecting an estimated 9.8 million people and killing as many as 10,000.

Our Work in Philippines

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Philippines

CARE Prepares for Category 3 Typhoon Noul Impact; Ready to Respond If Needed

CARE Prepares for Category 3 Typhoon Noul Impact; Ready to Respond If Needed

Manila, PHILIPPINES (May 8 2014) — As of 10 a.m. Friday, Typhoon Noul (locally known as Dodong) was located based on all available data at 300 mph East Northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar in the Philippines having maximum sustained winds of 93 mph near the center and gustiness of up to 115 mph.

State weather bureau PAGASA reported that there is a possibility for Noul to develop into a super typhoon because of its pattern of intensifying. Noul is expected to hit land in the province of Isabela-Cagayan on Sunday, May 10.

CARE is closely monitoring the...

Read More

CARE distributed food to villages hardest-hit by typhoon Hagupit; looking into longer-term needs of communities

MANILA- (December 15, 2014) - A few days after typhoon Hagupit hit the Philippines, international aid agency CARE distributed food packs almost 2,000 families in badly-hit villages in Eastern Samar, in coordination with local partners. In the coming days, a total of 3,500 families will have received emergency food rations.

CARE distributed rice and a variety of canned goods consisting of corned beef, sardines and meat loaf to two of the most affected municipalities including Oras and Dolores, where Hagupit first made landfall, and where residents say food remains...

Read More

Typhoon Hagupit: “Preparation saved our lives and our homes.”

“We were all terrified that we were about to relive Haiyan. But this time we were prepared, and so was my home,” said Erna Celis, a mother of three whose home was completely destroyed by Haiyan but was spared by Typhoon Hagupit.

Before Typhoon Haiyan, many people did not prepare. They thought it was just like any other storm they commonly get in the Philippines. But after shockingly claiming nearly 7,000 lives and leaving four million homeless, they learned how unpredictable storms can be.

Typhoon Hagupit was different. As warnings of the typhoon surfaced, many people began...

Read More

CARE to distribute food packs to those affected by typhoon Hagupit; launches fundraising appeal to meet needs

MANILA - (December 9, 2014) - International aid agency CARE will be distributing food packs to 2,800 families most affected by typhoon Hagupit.

The typhoon, which made its first landfall on Saturday evening in Eastern Samar, made four other landfalls in several provinces in the Philippines, compelled massive evacuations of about 1 million people and caused damage to people's shelters and livelihoods.

"CARE and partners will distribute basic food packs containing rice and canned goods to 2,800 of the most affected households in Northern and Eastern Samar,...

Read More

Typhoon Hagupit: From Being Afraid to Being Prepared

CARE Philippines staff Rona Casil shares her experience with Typhoon Hagupit. “Not another Haiyan, please!”, was my first thought when I learned about a potential super typhoon hitting...

Read More

CARE mobilizing relief supplies as Typhoon Hagupit lashes the Philippines

MANILA (December 7, 2014) — International aid agency CARE is now preparing response supplies as Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the central Philippines . The typhoon, which first made landfall late Saturday, local time, has brought with it intense rain and wind gusts of more than 100 miles per hour, lashing many communities that felt the brunt of last year’s Super Typhoon Haiyan.

“We’re hearing reports from staff in Samar of fallen trees and electricity poles, as well as, damage to roofs. With the heavy rains...

Read More

Typhoon Hagupit Moves Through the Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit in Philippines: CARE Prepares for Storm Impact; Ready to Respond

MANILA—(December 4, 2014 )-- As Typhoon Hagupit entered the Philippines area of responsibility this morning and is expected to make landfall on Saturday in Eastern Samar, CARE and partners are preparing emergency action plans to assist potentially affected populations. Among the provinces projected to be affected are Eastern Samar, Samar and Leyte, all of which were severely affected by typhoon Haiyan last year.

According to state weather bureau PAG-ASA, Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) was packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and gusts of up...

Read More

One Year Later: Typhoon Haiyan Emergency and Recovery Response

One year later, CARE continues to reach needy families and communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Read More