Philippines Emergency: One Year After Haiyan
Handicap International, which has been present in the country since 1985, launched a major emergency relief effort in the days immediately following the storm.
Handicap International’s teams set up a logistics platform to transport humanitarian aid to isolated areas and remove debris over several months. The teams also transported 1,640 tons of food to people living in the municipalities of Tacloban, Tanauan and Palo, and distributed 1,390 tents in Lawaan, Eastern Samar Province, and in Batad, Iloilo Province.
The project consists of providing tools to 800 people so that they can resume their commercial activities, and building more than 1,200 temporary shelters. The organization also supports the inclusion of children with disabilities in 50 Child Friendly Spaces set up in Haiyan-affected areas.