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Typhoon Haiyan Response


Residents walk on a road littered with debris after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 10, 2013.

Residents walk on a road littered with debris after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines Nov. 10, 2013. Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path as it tore through Leyte province on Friday, said chief superintendent Elmer Soria, a regional police director. Photo provided by: REUTERS/Erik De Castro

 

In the weeks following Typhoon Haiyan MCC distributed emergency food and hygiene supplies to approximately 3,750 families through our partner Church World Service. We have also sent more than 40,000 cans of meat.

But our work is just beginning. MCC is well known for working long after media interest has dwindled, helping communities rebuild from devastation. MCC’s staff and partners are now planning the future steps of our response.

This will include a focus on the need for shelter in specific areas on Leyte Island and building capacity among local pastors for disaster preparedness and response and trauma healing.

Latest news:

When MCC's help in the Philippines hits home - February 25, 2014

MCC increases response to urgent needs in Philippines - November 18, 2013

MCC responds to Typhoon Haiyan - November 12, 2013

 

Church resources:

Typhoon Haiyan video (available for download)

Typhoon Haiyan response poster

Bulletin announcement: 

HELP THE PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES: Mennonite Central Committee has begun its response to Typhoon Haiyan, providing funding for immediate needs and supporting an initial disaster response assessment team from Peacebuilders Community Inc., a ministry of Mennonite Church Canada Witness. All donations from individual Canadians to MCC’s Typhoon response made between Nov.9 and  Dec. 9, are eligible to be matched by the Canadian government. 

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