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Typhoon Haiyan

In November 2013 'super typhoon' Haiyan (locally named 'Yolanda') hit the Philippines, with sustained winds of 235 kilometres per hour.

CBM and partners responded to ensure that persons with disabilities are not forgotten.

Typhoon Haiyan - One year later

One year after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, CBM and partners continue to work to ensure disability inclusion at all levels of response


Haiyan - inclusive response rebuilding livelihoods

Typhoon Haiyan destroyed Jerry's house and workplace, but being part of the response has given him an opportunity to rebuild


Haiyan - inclusive response leads to mobility

Brice now enjoys greater mobility, thanks to a wheelchair referral set up via focal points, which are part of the response of CBM and partners to Typhoon Haiyan


Typhoon Haiyan - in pictures

Images showing the disability inclusive response of CBM and partners to Typhoon Haiyan


Recovering from Typhoon Haiyan

Mamerto, a rickshaw driver in the Philippines, is a husband and father who looks forward to a better future having been part of disability inclusive emergency response activities post Typhoon Haiyan


Launch of Aging and Disability Task Force in Philippines

CBM and other international NGOs launch the Aging and Disability Task Force (ADTF) in the Philippines, to ensure full inclusiion in humanitarian responses


Typhoon Haiyan - six months on

Six months since Typhoon Haiyan, CBM and partners are working to ensure that people with disabilities are included at all levels of recovery


Haiyan - access to education

Rebuilding resource centres that were destroyed by typhoon Haiyan, so restoring education for children with disabilities


Philippines - typhoon Haiyan

CBM and partners working to ensure that persons with disabilities are not forgotten in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan


Haiyan - disability inclusive recovery

Ageing and Disability Focal Points (ADFPs) provide the link between persons with disabilities recovering from Haiyan and essential public services


Providing refuge during Haiyan

Joy refused to leave home during Typhoon Haiyan - her house had been rebuilt after a 2008 typhoon, and this time it provided shelter for many people, whose own homes were destroyed


A mother protects her sons from Tyhpoon Haiyan

Flora is a single mother who carried her two sons to safety during Typhoon Haiyan


An impossible decision to have to make

“If we stay here, we die of hunger. If we leave, we lose everything we lived for” - people homeless after Typhoon Haiyan


Typhoon Haiyan - A school dormitory to rebuild

CBM Rapid Needs Assessment team assists Philippines partner organisation International Deaf Association for Education (IDEA) to assess damages and plan for the future


Haiyan - Family home destroyed

Cerilo's family home has been destroyed, but he remains positive, harbouring dreams of learning to read


Haiyan - Cheryll, escaped with her baby just in time

Cheryll, mother of three, who escaped from her house with her baby seconds before it collapsed


Typhoon Haiyan - Manith's story

"I carried Manith on my shoulder to safety in the midst of the super storm"



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