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). Funding will ensure the Philippine government is able to provide support in five priority areas: shelter and reconstruction; power restoration; livelihoods and employment; resettlement and psychosocial care; and environmental protection. ADB has also opened an office in Tacloban city, which will coordinate and monitor the use of funds, as well as advise local governments on the road to recovery.
Helping Rebuild My Home Province after Yolanda
On development assignment at ADB's Extended Mission to Yolanda-Affected Areas in Tacloban City, ADB staff Karen Baydo shares her joy at being able to take part in rebuilding the Visayas region in the Philippines.
Classrooms of Hope: Typhoon Yolanda One Year On
One year after Typhoon Yolanda hit the area, new classrooms built in Bislig Elementary School, on the island of Leyte, are providing children with the opportunity to learn in a clean, safe environment and look forward to a better future.
Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan): ADB's Response
In response to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), ADB designed and approved more than $900 million in assistance for relief, recovery, and reconstruction of affected areas. A number of ongoing ADB projects were also re-designed to help affected communities.
Helping Build Bancas for the Philippines: Preparing for the Rough Seas Ahead
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 devastated. About 150,000 fishermen, from Samar in the east to Palawan in the west, lost their boats, their only means of livelihood.
Making Asia and the Pacific Resilient to Disasters
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.