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.
Typhoon Haiyan AftermathIn the early morning of 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) - with winds of more than 300 km per hour, struck the central Philippines. As of 22 November, the death toll stands at over 4,000 with more than 20,000 people injured. The number of displaced people stands at more than 4.5 million.
Responding Quickly to Natural DisastersADB learned from the Asian Tsunami of 2004 to act fast when people are suffering.
Typhoon Haiyan and Philippines Disaster Management: ADB's TakeADB has been helping build disaster resilience in the Philippines, which is regularly battered by typhoons and lies within the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.