ShelterBox continues to provide humanitarian aid in the Philippines following what meteorologists called the most powerful storm ever to make landfall.
With winds of 195 mph and gusts up to 235 mph, Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda), which struck the Philippines Nov. 7, is reported to be the largest storm ever recorded, surpassing Hurricane Camille in 1969.
When the typhoon hit, ShelterBox Response Teams were already working in the Philippines, responding to an earthquake that struck in October. ShelterBox has assisted thousands of families.
As thousands of people remain unsheltered, our teams continue to deliver tented shelter and other vital items such as water filters and mosquito nets.
ShelterBox teams are focusing efforts on remote islands that are still in need of emergency shelter.
- ShelterBox Response Teams are assisting impacted families hard-to-reach areas in and around Bohol, Cebu city, the Bantayan islands and Leyte islands.
- Emergency tented shelter, water filters and other ShelterBox supplies are currently being distributed to the most vulnerable families.
- ShelterBox has committed aid to assist thousands of families in the coming weeks.
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