Helping those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

The organizations below are or will be involved in relief and recovery work in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, which impacted millions of people in the region. As relief and recovery efforts evolve, these organizations tailor their work to meet the changing needs of people and communities. Monetary donations enable these organizations to react with speed and specificity in critical sectors including search and rescue, health and medical, water, sanitation, communications, veterinary care and others. Even a small donation can have great impact. Monetary donations save lives and money.

Food, Shelter & Other Emergency Services
Medical Assistance & Counseling
Volunteer Coordination
Storm Clean-up, Repairs and Other Services
Caring for Children
Animal and Pet Services

Food, Shelter & Other Emergency Services
Action Against Hunger

With extensive experience working across the Philippines since 2000, Action Against Hunger’s on-the-ground experts were able to mount an immediate post-typhoon emergency response, carrying out needs assessments while preparing distributions of drinking water and survival kits containing buckets, soap, and chlorine tablets.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is supporting the global Red Cross response to Typhoon Haiyan. In addition to supporting evacuations before the storm struck, the Philippine Red Cross has deployed disaster response teams to the affected areas and is coordinating with disaster authorities to conduct assessments.


AmeriCares has deployed an emergency response team to help coordinate aid deliveries and assess survivors’ needs in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan. An emergency shipment is underway with enough medical aid for 20,000 survivors for three months, including antibiotics, wound care supplies and pain relievers.

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

Buddhist Tzu Chi is delivering water purification pills, tarts, monetary donations, and food and medical supplies. In addition to food and supplies, Tzu Chi has and will continue to send medical and disaster relief teams to the Philippines.


CARE has deployed shelter and disaster experts to join local CARE partners in typhoon-affected areas of the Philippines. Depending on its assessment of the most urgent needs, CARE plans to help 150,000 typhoon survivors with shelter, water, and other emergency relief.

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services has been active in the Philippines for decades and will be working on the recovery from this storm for as long as needed. CRS will initially support shelter materials with a focus on water and sanitation as its assessment teams reach affected areas and determine the best way to meet the needs of the storm victims.


CBM has a regional office in the Philippines. Its emergency response unit is working closely with the regional office and the 10 partners located in the path of typhoon Haiyan. Based on the information received from initiatial assessments, CBM prioritized Visayas province as a top priority. Both food and non-food items are urgently needed.

Church World Service

CWS will support early response and recovery efforts of fellow members of the ACT Alliance that have significant operations in the Philippines. Initial response activities will likely include material resource provision, emergency shelter items, drinking water and cash for work programs.


Members of Concern’s emergency response team, including the Manila-based country representative, have launched a rapid needs assessment focusing on the most impacted areas in Leyte province. It anticipates that among the immediate needs in the affected areas will be water and sanitation, shelter, and camp management.

Feed The Children

Feed The Children has been in operation in the Philippines for nearly 25 years. Mobile kitchens have been deployed to help more than 3,000 people with food and water each day. Feed The Children is preparing more relief, including provision of tents and other shelter.


In the emergency phase, ACTED teams will focus on covering the basic needs of affected populations for potable water, sanitation, shelter and food, while also preparing the step beyond and the resuming of livelihoods.


This fund will support disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, as well as in any other areas the storm ends up reaching. Initial funds will help survivors and victims get necessary supplies including food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Long-term recovery efforts will help local nonprofits rebuild their communities.

Handicap International

Handicap International is launching an emergency relief effort in the worst affected areas of the Philippines. Staff run development and risk reduction projects in several areas of the country. Risk reduction operations lessen the impact of natural disasters by implementing contingency plans and evacuation procedures.

Heifer International

Heifer International is working with local organizations and the local government to provide relief to our 4,000 project members affected by Typhoon Haiyan. When farmers are in crisis, Heifer International works to get them back on track by providing aid in the form of food, water and building materials for shelter.


HelpAge will work with its local partner and affiliate, Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE), to respond to the urgent needs of over 100,000 people who are older as well as their families affected by Typhoon Haiyan by providing temporary shelter, food assistance, and essential non-food items like blankets, first aid supplies, and flashlights. As well as food, water and shelter, it will also provide health services and psychosocial care.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development

Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) has launched an emergency response for the victims of Philippines Typhoon. The response will include food, clean water, shelter, hygiene kits, and, in the future, long term rehabilitation.

International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps has a team on the ground in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan. Food, water and medicines are among the greatest needs. Ensuring basic water, sanitation and hygiene and infection control are priorities.

International Relief & Development

International Relief & Development (IRD) staff and partners are currently conducting assessments on the ground in the affected areas, and IRD has an extensive network of in-kind pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, hygiene kits, and other relief supplies like oral rehydration salts already positioned for disaster response.

International Relief Teams

Working with a consortium of local partners, International Relief Teams (IRT) is providing water, food and water purification tablets to affected regions within the Philippines.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has dispatched an emergency team to the Philippines to launch an urgent response to the humanitarian crisis wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan. The IRC's response will lead with efforts on food, water and sanitation, health, shelter, and non-food items and closely follow with women's protection and empowerment, child protection, and livelihoods support.

Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief USA has launched an emergency appeal to assist survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Islamic Relief's teams around the world are working hard to send immediate relief to those affected. Reports from partners around the world have indicated that clean water, shelter, electricity, and health needs are among the most critically needed.

Life for Relief and Development

Life for Relief and Development is working with its partners to provide emergency aid to families that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Life plans to provide emergency food, clean water and medical assistance to families in Roxas and other areas which were severely affected by the typhoon.

Lutheran World Relief

Lutheran World Relief, with more than 25 years experience in the Philippines, is mobilizing staff and resources to respond to Typhoon Haiyan. Coordinating with local partners and international agencies, LWR will provide life-saving support including clean water, shelter, quilts, personal hygiene items, and debris removal through a cash-for-work program.

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is deploying seasoned emergency responders and will be working with partners on the ground to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of survivors. In the wake of one of the strongest storms in recorded history, families desperately need food, water, shelter and other basic supplies.

Operation USA

Having worked on disaster relief in the Philippines since 1986, Operation USA has long term partners on the ground through which it delivers aid. It is focusing on safe water sources, restoration of health care facilities and, if funds allow, schools impacted by the typhoon.


Oxfam’s rapid assessment teams have been deployed to Samar, Leyte and Northern Cabu to provide emergency supplies of water, sanitation and shelter. The most urgent needs are for food, water and shelter. Communities also need to have power and communications restored and roads need to be cleared so that aid can get through.

Plan International USA

Plan International USA has prepositioned WASH kits in all program units and in emergency shelters and is working to mobilize support from other country offices in the region.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working in collaboration with our local partner and as a member of the international ACT Alliance to respond to this crisis. Food and water had been pre-positioned for immediate distribution to displaced families. Initial response also includes non-food items, material resources, drinking water, emergency shelter kits, and cash-for-work-programs.


ShelterBox is focusing on providing emergency tented shelter, water filters, blankets, toolkits, solar lights and other non-food items to families impacted by the Typhoon Haiyan.

World Concern

World Concern is responding through our partners on the ground, providing technical assistance and expertise, support for early response (water, NFIs, food, shelter), as well as long-term recovery.

World Food Program

A cargo of special biscuits designed for emergency situations arrived in the Philippines on November 12 as part of the World Food Program’s (WFP) contribution to the Typhoon Haiyan response. WFP is mobilizing food supplies and providing logistics and telecommunications support to the overall relief operation.

World Renew

World Renew is responding to Typhoon Haiyan in cooperation with the 19 members of the Integral Alliance, including the Christian Reformed Church in the Philippines. With CRCP, World Renew expects to provide emergency food assistance, water, temporary shelter, and hygiene kits to those most in need.

World Vision

World Vision (WV) has launched a multi-million dollar global appeal for financial support to provide emergency relief to 400,000 people in the Philippines. Our emergency response will consist of food, non-food items, hygiene kits, emergency shelter, child protection and education, health and nutrition, and psychosocial support over an initial six month period.

Zakat Foundation of America

Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) has dispatched a team to assess the needs. In the immediate time, ZF will provide basic food packages with rice, sardines, and water to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

United Methodist Committee on Relief

United Methodist Committee on Relief will provide emergency food, water, and water purification tablets to 7,500 individuals (or 1,500 families) in Tacloban City, Leyte Province, an area worst hit by the typhoon. UMCOR funding will also build the capacity of local UMCOR Philippines’ staff and volunteers for meeting emergency needs.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints expresses condolences to the millions affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and is providing shelter, food, water and other basic supplies to evacuees and displaced families.

HOPE worldwide

HOPE worldwide has been mobilizing food, water, and life-saving supplies to Daan Bantayan in the North of Cebu City and Tacloban City in Leyte. The relief teams are helping victims to access emergency shelters in nearby cities. Arrangements are being made for medical supplies to be airlifted into the Philippines in coordination with local government and World Health Organization.

Episcopal Relief & Development

Donations to this fund will assist our local partner, the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, in distributing critical food supplies and preparing a strategy for long-term recovery.

Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is on the ground right now in the Philippines. Food and relief supply distribution is underway. In addition to food and water, Convoy of Hope also has water filtration units, diarrhea kits, dehydration kits, shoes and hygiene supplies on-hand to distribute as needed.

Medical Assistance & Counseling
Brother's Brother Foundation

Brother's Brother Foundation plans to send requested medical supplies in containers or air shipments. BBF is requesting donations of medical supplies as well as donations to assist with shipping costs.

Direct Relief

More than 1.5 tons of emergency medicine and medical supplies – valued at $275,000 – are en route to the Philippines, with more on the way, as Direct Relief’s Emergency Team continues to monitor health-related needs following Super Typhoon Haiyan. The supplies contain antibiotics, pain relievers, nutritional supplements, anti-fungal medications, wound dressings, and chronic disease medicines.

Doctors of the World

Doctors of the World has a long-standing program presence in the Philippines. In response to the devastation caused by the typhoon, Doctors of the World has dispatched its local team of Filipino doctors, along with a medical and logistics team, to assess the situation and provide first aid emergency relief to children and families in the worst affected areas in the Philippines.


MedShare is supporting Medical Mission teams on the ground who are delivering life-saving medical supplies to the survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. MedShare Medical Mission Stores equip teams of health care professionals with low-cost, high-quality medical supplies.

Relief International

Relief International (RI) is providing emergency needs and primary medical care to Typhoon Haiyan survivors. RI’s team is on the ground in the Philippines mounting a response to humanitarian needs.

Volunteer Coordination
All Hands Volunteers

All Hands Volunteers has launched an Assessment Team to the Tacloban area. While the exact project scope remains unclear, it is poised to bring our maximum impact disaster assistance to families hit hardest by Haiyan through its established community connections.

Storm Clean-up, Repairs and Other Services
Adventist Development and Relief Agency

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is on the ground with emergency teams to assess the damage and provide relief assistance with project centers both in the capital city of Manila and the province of Bohol. ADRA is implementing projects to provide shelter, water/sanitation, and food to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has begun collecting funds for relief efforts. JDC is partnering with local and international NGOs to send in urgently requested medical and humanitarian supplies and setting up a distribution network.

The American Refugee Committee

The American Refugee Committee (ARC) will carry out rapid assessments in rural areas of the Philippines that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. ARC will engage with local partners to respond to immediate needs through the provision of emergency shelter kits and non-food items such as plastic sheeting, blankets, cooking utensils, and water containers.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity teams are assessing shelter needs in all areas affected. Immediate response efforts include the distribution of 50,000 clean-up and hygiene kits for immediate relief and 30,000 shelter repair kits to help families make needed repairs to partially damaged homes for safety and security.

International Orthodox Christian Charities

International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has assembled its emergency response personnel to assess the urgent humanitarian needs for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. IOCC is in communication with its Orthodox Christian partners on the ground as well as ACT Alliance member agencies to identify the assistance needed and to establish the most effective means of distributing aid to those in need.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

As is our practice with international disaster relief, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) will take the lead in distributing funds where they can do the most good, targeting contributions toward those most marginalized.

United Way

United Way and its partners need your help to rebuild lives and communities in the Philippines. Your contribution to The United Way Worldwide Disaster Rebuilding Fund will support long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts. Your generosity is critical to this process, and we thank you for all of your support.

The Southern Baptist Convention/North American Mission Board

The Southern Baptist Convention/North American Mission Board has taken the lead in organizing Southern Baptists to respond to disasters. They contribute manpower, ministry, and financial. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams are currently responding to bring help, healing and hope to families and communities affected by the recent floods in Texas and the Super Typhoon Haiyan Response in the Philippines.

Caring for Children

ChildFund, along with our partners in the ChildFund Alliance, has launched an appeal for $10 million for immediate relief and long-term recovery for children and families affected by Typhoon Haiyan. ChildFunds goals include: establishing Child-Centered Spaces, distributing food packs (rice, noodles and canned goods), and distributing non-food items (bath soap, children’s underwear, sanitary supplies, baby diapers and laundry soap).

Giving Children Hope

Giving Children Hope is working to immediately send hygiene products, water filtration systems, medical supplies, and basic goods like diapers. In addition, it is preparing to ship two containers of food and a shipment of pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, anti-malaria, oral rehydration tablets, and vitamins.

Save the Children

Save the Children has established operations to provide urgently needed support to children and their families following the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, including bases in Tacloban City and Ormac City on the island of Leyte, one of the hardest-hit areas.


UNICEF’s top priorities are focused on life-saving interventions – getting essential medicines, nutrition supplies, safe water and hygiene supplies to children and families. Therapeutic food for children, health kits, water and hygiene kits to support up to 3,000 families in the affected areas have already been mobilized. In addition, UNICEF is airlifting in critical materials including water purification tablets, soap, medical kits, tarpaulins, and micronutrient supplements. UNICEF is also mobilizing to help provide children with safe and protected spaces to be able to play and resume studying, while adults work to recover their homes and livelihoods.

Animal and Pet Services
Humane Society International

A team from Humane Society International (HSI) is working with local and municipal agencies to identify the needs of agricultural and companion animals considering their impact on human health and livelihood. HSI is currently in the northern part of the Province of Cebu working towards getting to Tacloban City at this time.