Super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as ‘Yolanda’) struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013. With maximum winds of 235 km/hour it had devastating effects, causing destruction across the Central Philippines. According to the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, at the peak of the event 4.4 million people were displaced and 1,551 evacuation centres were housing 398,377 people. WHO Philippines has worked with the Philippine Department of Health as co-leads of the health cluster to manage the response. These pages give more information on the work that has been carried out, the situation today and WHO Philippines plans for the future as we continue to support the communities affected by Yolanda.

Our Partners

In response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), WHO received aid from a number of donors to provide essential and emergency healthcare to the affected populations. Contributions were received from the Governments of Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Monaco, Norway, Russia and United Kingdom. Funding was also received from the Central Emergency Relief Fund of the United Nations (UN) and from the Japan Private Kindergarten Association.

Japan Private Kindergarten Association (JPKA)


Contact Information

WHO Philippines
Ground Floor, Building 3
Department of Health Compound
Sta Cruz, 1003 Manila
Tel: (632) 5289762 3387479
Fax: (632) 3388605