World Renew Typhoon Haiyan Response

CCA member, World Renew, has been responding to the needs of more than 4,000 Haiyan survivors since November 2013.

CCA member, World Renew, has been responding to the needs of more than 4,000 Haiyan survivors since November 2013.

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines on November 8, 2013, World Renew worked closely with volunteers of the Christian Reformed Church of the Philippines to provide emergency supplies to affected areas. Thanks in part to its alliance with Canadian Churches in Action, World Renew has planned for a two-year response to assist with short and long-term needs of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Phase 2: December 2013 to March 2014

In the second phase of December 2013 to March 2014, World Renew International Relief Managers as well as local staff were brought on board. They worked with local leadership to identify seven municipalities on the three islands where World Renew would focus its attention: Eastern Samar, Leyte and Panay. Planning was also done in cooperation with other organizations and the United Nations Office of Humanitarian Coordination Affairs to ensure that there was no duplication. World Renew provided:

  • Stoves
  • Cooking supplies – pots and dishes
  • Sleeping mats
  • Wash basins, large buckets, towels
  • Solar flashlights
  • 25 Generators
  • Trauma counseling: 40 community leaders and 4 World Renew staff were trained in     psychological first aid to recognize signs of trauma and provide counseling
  • Cash-for-Work rpojec

World Renew adhered to the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) standard in its distributions in the following ways:

  • Before distributing Non-Food Items, staff posted beneficiary lists in communities
  • A contact number was provided so that community members could contact World Renew to report inconsistencies or irregularities.

Cash-for Work

CfW was needed in order to boost the purchasing power of families, and no other NGO was doing it with all households in the community

CfW Achievements

  • ž  8.7 km of creeks, 6km drainage ditches, 17.5 km streets, 4.6 hectares cleared of debris
  • ž  40 community gardens across 11.5 hectares
  • ž  Debris cleared from market and part of airport areas
  • ž  A town water line was extended to provide water to remote areas
  • ž  Towns were beautified
  • ž  Repairs made to community buildings
  • ž  15 homes of elderly people repaired
  • ž  700 meters of roads repaired

Phase 3: April 2014 to March 2015

  • Fishing Livelihood Restoration: Providing boats, nets and other equipment to 508 families
  • Home Reconstruction:  Repairing and rebuilding 1,915 homes
  • Psychosocial support: Child-focused counseling and equipping community leaders

Click here to watch a short Powerpoint Presentation about this World Renew Typhoon Haiyan Response