Typhoon Haiyan – One Year Later

Samaritan’s Purse continues to work in the Philippines a year after the deadly storm.

On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan pounded the Philippines. Heavy rains, waves that rose as high as 20 feet, and winds up to 195 mph made Haiyan the strongest storm to reach landfall in recorded history.

Samaritan’s Purse responded in the immediate aftermath of the storm, helping storm victims with emergency food, water, shelter, and medical needs.

In the next few weeks and months, we continued to work in hard-hit areas by providing clean water, shelter and latrine kits, nutrition programmes, promoting hygiene and sanitation, and working with local churches to proclaim the hope of Jesus Christ.

A year after on, we are still working to help the people in the Philippines recover from the devastating storm. Please pray for those who lost their homes and loved ones, and for our staff working out there.