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Real Life Heroes: Lea Añora

Last December, Lea Añora and the rest of our Tandag Field team were immediately deployed to Surigao City mere hours after Typhoon Odette made landfall—an experience that made her feel the proudest in being part of the most “hardworking humanitarian force of Action Against Hunger.” On a regular day, Lea dedicates her time as a […]

REACHING THE UNREACHED: Super Typhoon Odette WASH Emergency Response in CARAGA provides life-saving WASH support for affected communities in Siargao , Dinagat and Surigao City

On the 16th of December 2021, Typhoon Odette (internationally named Typhoon Rai) made its first landfall in the Siargao Islands of Surigao Del Norte in Caraga. Within hours of its impact, a total of 2,552,312 families across 38 provinces have been affected as the typhoon had incurred massive damages in infrastructure, houses, and livelihoods that […]

Supporting Typhoon Odette-affected families to meet food and other basic needs through cash assistance

Within a week after Typhoon Odette made its first landfall in the country, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has since been supporting our emergency response operations in Caraga. Now, we are taking a step further by continuing the support to help typhoon-affected families in recovering from the impacts of Odette. Through the […]

Stories from the Field: Lenjie Concha

“I was frightened and shocked because that was the first time I experienced such a horrible event.” 10-year old Lenjie Concha lives with his grandmother, uncle, and aunt in Barangay Baybay, Burgos on the island of Siargao. His grandmother, a teacher, owns the house where they are living in. His uncle works as a part-time […]

Providing clean water and life-saving emergency kits for Typhoon Odette affected families in Bohol through REACH

We’re jumpstarting the new year with back-to-back distributions of life-saving aid through the support of the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO).   After a few days of queueing for sea cargos to transport our relief items, our REACH Typhoon Odette Emergency Response team was finally able to provide emergency kits for around […]

Typhoon Odette Aftermath: Affected families in Surigao del Norte receive initial emergency life-saving aid through USAID support

With the support of the USAID, an estimated 7,259 people affected by Typhoon Odette (Internationally named Rai) in Surigao del Norte received immediate life-saving aid through our Typhoon Odette Emergency Response. Since December 16, our teams have been going through different barangays in Surigao City (Sabang, Ipil, and the island barangay of Talisay), and the […]

CALL FOR DONATIONS: Help families affected by Typhoon Odette (Rai)

Thousands of families will be greeting the new year without a roof above their heads or food on their tables. Families affected by Typhoon Odette have barely any access to food, potable water, health services, and other basic needs. People’s living conditions in severely-affected areas worsen as electricity, water supply, and telecommunication lines have yet […]

PRESS RELEASE: USAID Providing Humanitarian Assistance in Response to Devastating Super Typhoon Rai in the Philippines

For Immediate Release | Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Office of Press Relations ([email protected]) The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $200,000 in immediate assistance to support people affected by Super Typhoon Rai in the Philippines. The typhoon–known locally as Typhoon Odette–brought torrential rains, causing widespread flooding, landslides, and damage […]