Typhoon Haiyan: ADB's Response

ADB is assisting the Philippines through grants and loans aimed at immediate relief and post-disaster reconstruction and rehabilitation of communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda). Read More

On 8 November 2013, typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) made landfall in the Philippines, the strongest tropical cyclone in recorded history.  The super typhoon claimed thousands of lives and left dozens of towns and cities in the Visayas dev...

A community of fishermen in the Philippine island of Palawan can now afford to send their children to school thanks to an ADB-supported abalone and seaweed farming initiative that also helps conserve the environment.

In an interview with Development Asia magazine, President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines talks about reducing risks in one of Asia’s most disaster-affected countries.

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Central Philippines, ADB President Takehiko Nakao explains that natural disasters could slow Asia’s economic growth unless communities and governments get ready to address risks.

Remarks by ADB Southeast Asia Department Director General James Nugent at the Groundbreaking of Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) grant with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on 8 April 2014 Department of Social Wel...

Cash-for-work program is providing an income lifeline for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Central Philippines, empowering them to rebuild communities with their own hands.

ADB President Takehiko Nakao reaffirmed the Bank's support for reconstruction when he saw for himself the devastated city of Tacloban in Leyte Province, Philippines. The visit came three months after Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people and...

News conference statement by ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Tacloban, Philippines (as drafted) Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining us today. It has been three months since Typhoon Yolanda swept through the Visayas, affecting 16 m...

School resumes in the Central Philippines areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda. But physical and mental scars remain.

Just over 2 months after Super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, devastated the central Philippines, survivors in the affected areas have started the process of rebuilding their lives and their homes, as they await longer term support from the government and donors.

ADB has so far approved $900 million as assistance for communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan [Yolanda]. In addition to the approved loans and grants, up to $150 million from ongoing projects can be reallocated, pushing ADB’s support in excess of $1 billion.