CARE’s ongoing programs in the Philippines
CARE has been working in the Philippines since 1949, with extensive experience helping communities prepare for and respond to emergencies. CARE's past responses in the Philippines have included typhoon Bopha in 2012 and typhoon Ketsana in 2009. CARE implements our programs with four partners across the country: Accord, AADC, CNDR, CORDIS. We work in various areas that are geographically diverse but all extremely disaster-prone, including the areas affected by the recent Typhoon Haiyan.
Strategies include strengthening emergency response, climate change adaptation, ecosystem and water management, small mitigation projects, documenting traditional knowledge, and developing early warning systems and evacuation plans, which can be activated in case of danger. CARE has three ongoing projects in disaster risk reduction, and works in the areas of Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Benguet, Mt Province, Isabela, Camarines Sur, Agusan del Sur, Southern Leyte, and Malabon City.
CARE’s emergency response to Typhoon Haiyan
Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines November 8 and 9, destroying homes, schools, roads and killing thousands of people. More than 11 million people have been affected, hundreds of thousands of people are homeless and are in urgent need of food, water and shelter. CARE emergency teams and our partners are now working to deliver emergency aid to families in desperate need of help. To donate, click here.