Aftermath of Typhoon Lawin in the Philippine province of Cagayan.

Philippines receive Canadian humanitarian aid after Typhoon Haima/Lawin

  • Page Views 254
  • Thanks to the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, residents in the Philippines who were affected by Typhoon Haima, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Lawin, will receive immediate life-saving assistance from Humanitarian Coalition member CARE Canada.

    On October 19, 2016, Typhoon Haima lashed the northern tip of the Philippines with winds gusting up to 315 kilometres per hour and and torrential rain, resulting in flooding and landslides.

    Haima followed on the heels of Typhoon Sarika, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Karen, leaving thousands of residents vulnerable to volatile and strained conditions. At least 8 people were killed, and more than 380,000 people were affected.

    Two weeks later, more than 150,000 people remain displaced, and while many have found refuge in shelters and with family and friends, an estimated 40,000 have no place to stay.

    With $350,000 allocated from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, CARE Canada is able to respond immediately to the needs of 10,000 people affected. The organization will increase access to essential shelter and improve living conditions to affected residents by providing cash grants earmarked for buying construction materials like lumber and educating beneficiaries on building back safer principles and techniques.

    CARE has been working in the Philippines since 1949, developing strong relationships with local communities and other non-governmental organizations. CARE has 38 staff in country, and is currently implementing recovery programmes for the Haiyan response and other emergency programs.

    The Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund is a joint mechanism financed by Global Affairs Canada, the Humanitarian Coalition and its member agencies.

    The Philippines and surrounding countries are hit by dozens of tornadoes and typhoons annually during the monsoon season typically between June and December.

     

    In 2013, the deadly super typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda, hit the Visayas region of the Philippines, leaving more than 7,300 people dead and thousands missing.

     

    Haima is the most powerful storm to hit the Philippines this year.

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • Alden_Bday2
      20 January 2017
      12 hours ago No comment

      Fans surprise Alden Richards with a birthday bash

      Apart from the birthday celebrations set for the Philippines’ Pambansang Bae Alden Richards, his ever-loyal fans collectively known as the Aldenatics surprised him with a lavish party last January 15 at the Solaire Resort Grand Ballroom in Pasay City. Alden, who always makes time for his supporters, returned to ...

    • Marian Rivera (1)
      20 January 2017
      15 hours ago No comment

      Marian Rivera thanks fans around the world for reaching 3 million Instagram followers

      Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera-Dantes posted a thank you message for her Instagram followers, which has now reached a whopping 3.3 million. The multi-talented actress and doting mother gained even more followers in her account (@therealmarian) when she started posting photos of her and daughter Maria Letizia wearing matching ...

    • duterte-pope-francis
      20 January 2017
      18 hours ago No comment

      Pope Francis blesses Philippines, Duterte

      Pope Francis on Wednesday blessed the Philippines and President Rodrigo Duterte, months after the firebrand leader apologized for a misunderstanding when he reportedly cursed the head of the Roman Catholic Church for causing heavy traffic during his papal visit to the country in January 2015. Duterte later clarified that ...

    • alex-bornilla
      18 January 2017
      2 days ago No comment

      Filipino named best McDonald’s restaurant manager in Canada

      A Filipino in Yellowknife has been selected as the best manager of a McDonald’s restaurant in Canada, CBC reported on January 16. According to CBC, Alex Bornilla received the distinction back in October last year. “I wouldn’t say I’m the best manager, but I surround myself with a great ...

    • Sangley-Airport
      18 January 2017
      2 days ago No comment

      Bidders vie for Sangley project

      Eleven companies have expressed interest to bid for the P552.8-million rehabilitation and repair of Sangley Airport in Cavite in preparation for the transfer of general aviation operation from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The 11 companies which were represented at a pre-bid conference held by the Department of Transportation ...

    %d bloggers like this: