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With winds of 195 mph and gusts up to 235 mph, Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda), which struck the Philippines on Nov. 7, 2013, is reported to be the largest storm ever recorded, surpassing Hurricane Camille in 1969. 

To date, ShelterBox has assisted more than 7,000 families, delivering tented shelter and other vital items such as water filters and mosquito nets, as well as shelter repair kits and other supplies needed in the current phase of recovery. 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have maintained our commitment to those affected. While the ShelterBox is still at the heart of what we do, today, our work continues in developing new shelter solutions to meet the evolving needs of the affected communities. 

We are working with other leading international organizations to construct nearly 1,700 "core transitional" shelters. Designed to house a single family, the shelters will be constructed using locally sourced materials when possible and provide more than 8,000 people with a safe, durable home. The project will also help educate communities on how to build the shelters to withstand future storms. 

To get the latest updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@shelterboxus).  

The Latest on ShelterBox's Response:

Typhoon Haiyan Remembered - Moving Out of the Recovery Phase 

Typhoon Haiyan Remembered - One Year On

Ground-breaking projects for ShelterBox in the Philippines

World Humanitarian Day - Revisiting Philippines

Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan six months on 

Video: Latest from the Philippines (March update) 

Resilience and positivity in the Philippines 

Philippines still an emergency over 100 days on

ShelterBox helps remote communities in Philippines 

More than shelter in the Philippines 

In Pictures: Philippines 3 months on 

Rebuilding likely to take years in the Philippines

In Pictures: Philippines 11 weeks on

More than just a tent

Help in the field

New Year, new homes, new hope

ShelterBox and Plan help most needy in Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines: One month on

Tents protect against the elements, Philippines

Rebuilding lives in the Philippines: In Pictures

Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines: In Pictures

Working together but miles apart

VIDEO: Haiyan survivor Rachel has a new home

Thank you Rotary for your help with the Philippines

Chip-chip says "thank you" from the Philippines

VIDEO: First families move into ShelterBox tents following Typhoon

Gratitude of recipients as aid begins to roll to remote islands of the Philippines

ShelterBox helps earthquake and typhoon survivors

ShelterBox rallies in aid of Philippines

ShelterBox is maximizing its personnel and aid in the Philippines

ShelterBox on the ground as Typhoon Haiyan strikes


Ways to help:

• Start a fundraising campaign and rally the support of your friends and family. Get started now.

• Check out our other volunteer opportunities, from becoming a speaker to delivering aid as a ShelterBox Response Team member. 

By the Numbers: 

• Largest storm ever recorded (category 5) with winds up to 195 mph and gusts up to 235 mph
• 13.2 million people are affected, 1+ million houses damaged and 3.4 million displaced.
• Death toll is more than 5,000.

• The storm was over 300 miles wide: The width is about equal to the distance between Boston and Philadelphia.

Media Inquiries:

Tiffany Stephenson
Office: (941) 907-6036 ext. 102
Mobile: (941) 726-6209
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ShelterBox in the News:  

CNN- 'Bringing shelter to typhoon victims'

 'Relief worker reports on typhoon damage'

Huffington Post- 'How To Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors'