More than seven months since Tyhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, ShelterBox's work continues by providing shelter repair kits and other supplies needed in the current phase of recovery.
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 2013. ShelterBox has assisted thousands of families, delivering tented shelter and other vital items such as water filters and mosquito nets.
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More on ShelterBox's response:
- ShelterBox Response Teams focused efforts on impacted families in 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 were distributed to the most vulnerable families.
- Today, ShelterBox's work continues by providing families with shetler repair kits and other tools to help them rebuild in the current phase of recovery efforts.
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