Three months on from Typhoon Haiyan, the UK is providing urgent humanitarian support for over 1 million people in the Philippines. Thousands of people in remote communities have lost their homes and everything they own. They are completely exposed to the elements.
How UK aid is helping
The UK is providing over £75 million in humanitarian support to help over 1 million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. This includes:matching the first £5 million donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal for the Philippines, ensuring leading charities have the resources they need to help victims of the typhoon and make the public’s generous donations go even further;
£8 million for the Rapid Response Facility so partners on the ground can provide crucial humanitarian aid, including temporary shelters, bedding, blankets and solar lanterns;
£8 million to fly vital supplies such as water purification kits and medical support, as well as teams of humanitarian and medical experts, to flood hit areas;
- up to £10 million for the deployment of MOD assets HMS Daring and HMS Illustrious to the Philippines to support the aid effort;
£30 million to support the UN and Red Cross emergency appeals for the Philippines, including a £3 million allocation to ensure women and girls are not disproportionally affected by the crisis, a £2 million allocation to allow UNICEF to increase nutrition provision and £1 million allocation to help 3,000 people to receive the tools and materials they need to rebuild their houses. The funding will be used to deliver vital supplies to more than 500,000 victims of the Typhoon Haiyan and support UN and Red Cross teams working on the ground as they coordinate the international relief effort; and up to £15 million additional funding for the humanitarian response to cover unmet needs and provide support for early recovery.
- In addition, the UK is making a further £5 million investment in resilience for up to four cities in the Philippines, so they can plan for and invest in measures such as flood protection and drainage systems that will help in the event of future extreme weather events.