Philippines

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.

12/26/17

Tropical storm Tembin devastates Southern Philippines, CARE responds

MANILA (Dec. 26, 2017) —Tropical storm Tembin, locally known as Vinta, brought catastrophic damage to several provinces in Mindanao, south of the Philippines.

9/5/17

A Solid Foundation: Building stronger and safer houses for typhoons

As typhoon season in the Philippines approaches, people living in rural areas begin to worry. n the remote and agriculture-dependent village of Balagan in Santo Nino, Cagayan, the people have a different response.

8/9/17

USA Today: Four years after killer typhoon, Filipinos are still picking up the pieces

After Typhoon Haiyan killed 6,300 people and left 4 million homeless in the Philippines four years ago, communities have banded together to improve their lives.

12/23/16

CARE Prepares For Typhoon Nock-Ten; Ready to Respond When Needed

ATLANTA (December 23, 2016) — Severe Tropical Storm Nock-ten (locally known as Nina) is expected to make landfall in the Bicol Region, Philippines on December 25, Christmas Day. The storm is expected to intensify into a typhoon before it hits land.

12/7/16

Dreams Continued After Haiyan

LEYTE, PHILIPPINES – As the old saying goes, tough times don’t last; tough people do.

Annaliza Caindoc, a 32-year-old maker of herbal tea powder from Albuera in Leyte, had to drop out of school at a very young age and work to help her family.

10/21/16

CARE launches emergency response as Philippines experiences strongest storm in three years

October 21, 2016 – CARE’s emergency response teams have begun assessing the damage caused by super Typhoon Haima which tore through the Philippines earlier this week. About 90,000 people have been evacuated from their homes, and to date there are seven confirmed casualties.

10/20/16

Fears for Philippines northern provinces slammed by second typhoon in one week

(October 20, 2016) — Emergency teams have begun assessing the damage caused by Typhoon Haima in the Philippines, which has affected an estimated 2.7 million people and caused the evacuation of 90,000 people from their homes.

10/19/16

CARE Prepares Emergency Team, Prepositions Relief Items for Typhoon Haima

Category four Typhoon Haima (locally known as Lawin) continues to strengthen and will be hitting Northern Luzon, Philippines with heavy rains and strong winds. An estimated 2.7 million people will be affected by Haima in several provinces in northern part of the country.

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