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.
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