International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Typhoon Haiyan: Crisis in the Philippines

The IRC's Aisha Bain distributes jerry cans to Typhoon Haiyan survivirs
Photo: Tyler Jump/IRC

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the International Rescue Committee is focusing on urgent water, sanitation, hygiene, health and shelter needs in the Philippines — along with programs that will put some money back into people’s pockets and help to revitalize the local economy. Working closely with local parners, we're aiding survivors in the Western Visayas region, a neglected front in the disaster that struck the Philippines on November 8. 


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How We Help

  • The IRC is delivering clean water and water storage containers to areas where water supplies have been disrupted. 
  • We're providing solar powered lamps to places where power is not expected to return for months.
  • We're distributing emergency kits packed with spare clothes and other personal items for women. 
  • We're focusing on launching livelihoods programs to help families and communities recover and rebuild.