The Philippines has been ranked as one of the nations most vulnerable to climate disasters due to its geography. In turn, this has led to greater intensity and power in tropical storms. Our last emergency response was for Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) in 2018, which left trails of devastation across four northern regions.
In addition, one-quarter of the population lives below the poverty line. But one thing remains clear. The people of the Philippines are resilient, and with the support of donors like you, families in need can break the chains of poverty and move towards building sustainable livelihoods.
Islamic Relief’s first response in the Philippines was to Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda, in 2013. We were able to provide emergency aid through integrated interventions including temporary shelter, rehabilitation of damaged houses and community facilities, and sustainable livelihood efforts.
In addition to providing vital humanitarian assistance to survivors of natural disasters, our efforts include:
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish together, there is still so much more to do. By supporting our efforts in the Philippines, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.