An Update On The Situation In The Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan By World Jewish Relief

At the end of 2013 we included a piece in our newsletter discussing the fantastic work that World Jewish Relief were doing in response to the terrible disaster caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Following on from this, WJR are pleased to provide an update on the situation in the Philippines.

It is now nine months since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines in November 2013, causing catastrophic damage. Thanks to the generous support of the community, World Jewish Relief has raised an amazing £605,918.00 to help those affected put their lives back together. At World Jewish Relief, we understand the importance of meeting immediate needs, as well as creating sustainable livelihoods for those affected. Our immediate efforts through working with local Non-Governmental Organisations helped distribute over 15,000 food packages, 1,100 sleeping kits and 200 shelter kits of corrugated iron, nails and plastic sheets. We are now working with three subsidiaries of the Citizens’ Disaster Response Centre to rebuild livelihoods and improve readiness for future disasters. These programmes include rehabilitation for fishermen and farmers and carrying out training and education to limit the impact of future disasters.

If you have any questions regarding WJRs work, either in the Philippines, or elsewhere, please do not hesitate to contact Paul Anticoni on 0208 736 1250 or pa@wjr.org.uk.