haiyan relief - updates

Rappler's latest stories on haiyan relief


My Culasi experience after Yolanda

Apr 16, 2015 - 3:49 PM

A young writer shares his experiences during a Yolanda relief operation

Soliman admits lapses in Yolanda relief, won't resign

Sep 15, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The social welfare secretary says of the 7 000 food packs that got rotten: They only comprise 0 17 of the 4 million that we have given out

A Pack of Hope against hunger

May 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM

First response post disaster includes ready to eat meals to fill hungry stomachs

PACK OF HOPE. DOST's newly developed RTE hopes to solve the hunger problem during the first few days after disasters. Photo from DOST website

Women inmates make solar-powered lamps for Yolanda shelters

Apr 24, 2014 - 7:46 PM

Most of the big contributions in Yolanda relief aren t from big people or big names The real heroes are the nameless and the faceless says social entrepreneur Illac Diaz

GIVING LIGHT. An inmate of the Correctional Institute for Women in Mandaluyong attaches a frame to a solar panel which will be used to power lamps in Haiyan shelters. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Charice, Jessica Sanchez others in NYC Yolanda relief concert

Mar 11, 2014 - 1:44 PM

Charice Jennifer Hudson Jessica Sanchez Pentatonix are among a varied group of people coming together to help with Yolanda relief from NYC

3 months since Yolanda, WFP assistance continues

Feb 13, 2014 - 12:18 AM

More than 3 months since Yolanda the World Food Programme says it has provided at least 2 8 million people with food and nutrition assistance

THANKFUL. A barangay expresses their thanks to the aid that was given to them by the WFP and other humanitarian organizations. Photo by Gerardo Romay/WFP

1000 paper cranes for Yolanda victims

Jan 10, 2014 - 8:10 PM

The Crane Project seeks to give hope to Yolanda victims in Eastern Visayas

DSWD to continue relief work over the holidays

Dec 17, 2013 - 9:11 PM

The DSWD ensures that relief work will not be interrupted over the holidays

RELIEF CONTINUES OVER THE HOLIDAYS. Sectritary Soliman briefs international humanitarian organizations in a briefing done last week in Tacloban. Photo from DSWD

Roxas hits Romualdez for 'malicious' video

Dec 11, 2013 - 5:56 PM

Ang layunin ng malisyosong video na ito ay pagtakpan ang sariling kapabayaan ni Mayor Romualdez says Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas

'MALICIOUS.' Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas says the "edited" video was released by Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez' camp to cover up the LGU's shortcomings. Screengrab from a Youtube video upload by Josemari Gonzalez

Air Force chopper for relief ops goes down in Leyte

Dec 06, 2013 - 6:57 PM

The Air Force is investigating if the cause of the accident The pilot and two social workers have been treated for injuries at the Buraen District Hospital

PREFERRED CHOPPER: Air Force pilots are most familiar with the Hueye. PAF photo

Azkals-SG friendly game raises SG$50,000 for Haiyan aid

Dec 02, 2013 - 10:40 PM

The charity match at the Hougang Stadium in Singapore is the latest effort from the sports world to help typhoon victims

FRIENDLY FOR FILIPINOS. The Singapore U23 and the Azkals U23 arranged a friendly in Singapore to raise money for the victims of typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Robbie Oca

Save the Children eyes aiding half a million survivors of Haiyan

Nov 28, 2013 - 12:09 AM

What the Philippines is facing is really one of the worst humanitarian crises that I have experienced The scale is really staggering says Ned Olney of Save the Children

VULNERABLE. Child survivors, who escaped after their village was attacked by allegedly armed men, wait for help in typhoon-devastated Tacloban City, Leyte, 13 November 2013. Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

DFA: Yolanda shows need for PH-US accord

Nov 25, 2013 - 5:27 PM

We realized that this is the jewel of the friendship We must preserve it at all costs says one of 3 US congressmen who are here to coordinate US assistance

Alaska wins for Yolanda victims

Nov 23, 2013 - 4:33 PM

Alaska s 4 point victory over San Mig Coffee means an additional P208 000 will be going to the victims of typhoon Haiyan

NOBLE VICTORY. For every point that the Alaska Aces was up in their victory against San Mig Coffee, P52,000 will go to the victims of typhoon Haiyan. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Informal supply chains help feed Yolanda survivors

Nov 23, 2013 - 11:34 AM

Informal–sometimes underground–supply chains are helping Yolanda victims get by

INFORMAL SUPPLY. Some typhoon victims continue to live on goods from ransacked grocery stores. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Eastern Visayas to get last IRA for 2013 a week early

Nov 22, 2013 - 7:38 PM

LGUs in the region hardest hit by Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan will get their December IRA of P1 57 billion a week ahead of schedule to help in relief efforts

Aquino confident of Tacloban ‘composite team’

Nov 20, 2013 - 6:28 PM

Malacañang says President Aquino left Tacloban because he is confident of the composite team led by Roxas and Soliman

Emergency shelter kits sent to Bantayan Island

Nov 18, 2013 - 6:07 PM

UPDATED Habitat for Humanity sends 1 500 2 000 emergency shelter kits to isolated islets in Bantayan Island Cebu while UNDP focuses on debris removal

BLOWN AWAY. Homes in Northern Cebu flattened by the wrath of Yolanda. Photo by Jon Cabiles

Aquino to stay in Tacloban until satisfied with relief ops

Nov 17, 2013 - 9:07 PM

Until I don t see that I have nothing more to contribute here I will stay here says the President

SECOND VISIT. President Benigno Aquino III returns to Tacloban City, Leyte on Sunday, November 17. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

World Vision gives food to 900 families, targets aid for 80,000

Nov 16, 2013 - 2:23 PM

World Vision plans to run relief operations that will help a total of 80 000 families across Eastern and Central Visayas

CHILD FOCUSED. World visions' next steps in relief operations will be to build child-friendly spaces. Photo by Jon Cabiles

Forgotten Panagatan islets badly in need of aid

Nov 15, 2013 - 6:47 PM

One week after Yolanda the islets have received only one kilogram of rice 2 noodle packs and one canned good

FAR FROM HELP? The Panagatan islets in Caluya, Antique are badly in need of fresh water

Jars of Clay raising $50,000 for Yolanda relief

Nov 15, 2013 - 11:14 AM

The Grammy winning Christian rock band is allowing free downloads of Fall Asleep hoping generous tips will gather enough for the Philippine Red Cross

FALL ASLEEP. Rhian's special appearance. Screengrab from the official music video

Mar Roxas to CNN: No response fast enough

Nov 14, 2013 - 2:08 PM

Roxas seeks to address criticism that the government response was ineffective and inefficient

No food for 4 days in Guiuan islands

Nov 14, 2013 - 10:59 AM

The mayor needs a chopper to bring food to the farthest island barangays

FLATTENED. Reports say that 100% of the structures in Guiuan, Eastern Samar are damaged. All photos by Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command Facebook page