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Eyewitness accounts - Typhoon Haiyan 

Typhoon Haiyan has killed thousands and forced 4 million people from their homes. We have spoken to a number of survivors - read their stories below and find out how we are helping them to begin to rebuild their lives.

Community spirit

Melvin, a father and husband whose life got turned upside down following Typhoon Haiyan

After their home was flattened, Melvin and his family have started to rebuild their lives.

Moving on

The island of Mangalabang

Communities are trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives after Typhoon Haiyan.

Safer homes

Maribel and her children

How our partners are making temporary shelters safe and planning for the future.

Cash for work

Editha Ponse lost most of her belongings when Typhoon Haiyan tore through her village in November 2013

How cash for work can help bring communities together in the aftermath of emergencies.

Efren's story

Efren's fishing boat was damaged by Typhoon Haiyan - his livelihood ruined

Efren Villasis makes a living from fishing. But Typhoon Haiyan damaged his boat - his only source of income.

Rebuilding in the Philippines

A man collecting aid supplies

Our partners are helping families to rebuild their lives

Preparing for disaster

Ofelia from Cebu City in the Philippines

Ofelia tells us how disaster preparation in her village helped saved lives.

Marina's story

Marina Acaylan and her husband lost their home and all their belongings during Typhoon Haiyan

'We worked so hard to make something of ourselves and now it’s all gone.'

Angelica's story

Four year-old Angelica who lost her parents and aunt in the storm

The story of four year-old Angelica whose parents and aunt were killed during the storm

Help has arrived

Help has arrived GTMB

Anita Gabero and her family can now keep dry under emergency shelter kits.

‘I was terrified.’

Mary Theresa Convrares with her family

Typhoon Haiyan tore Mary Theresa's house apart.

Emergencies fund

Help us react quickly to emergencies, saving lives and rebuilding communities.

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Church resources

Colour poster (PDF)

Black and white poster (PDF)

Presentation to share in church (PPT)

Call 0870 078 7788 to order emergency collection envelopes (quoting item number F1952).

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