Emergency aid for victims of typhoon Haiyan
Time frame: Nov. 2013 - Present
Type of Assistance: Medical Emergency and Catastrophe Relief
Waves up to six metres high, top speeds of up to 380 km/h, one million people in emergency shelters: when news coverage had just begun, experts and the media were already speaking of the possibly strongest typhoon that ever hit land. Storm “Haiyan”, which translates as “storm bird” in English, wreaks havoc in large parts of the Philippines.
humedica immediately took action. Only few hours after the first news about the disaster reached the world, humedica already sent an aid team of six to the affected region, south of the Philippine capital of Manila, in order to start immediate relief efforts on site. These relief efforts are carried out in cooperation with the Swedish organisation SCM who has been running an aid project in the disaster zone for several years.
A couple of days later, the humedica team managed to take over the "Mother of Mercy" hospital in the centre of the extremely destroyed city Tacloban. Therefore, treatment options improved considerably. At the same time, a broad delivery of relief supplies could be realised.
Articles about our work for this project
- Project Stories:
World Heart Day - A Heart and a heart valve for RegieA blessing in disguiseThis story is about Regie, a sick boy of the Philippines; Dr. Michael Brinkmann and a humedica intervention in the South-East Asian country after the hurric...read more
"The Philippines have become my second home"Since her first intervention in 2011 humedica coordinator Christiane Bähr travels every year to the Philippines.2019/03/14At humedica we get to know very special people once and again. Persons of the heart, which make our work possible in the first place. Christiane Bähr is on...read more
- Project Stories:
Philippines: Projects have been completedHelp for typhoon victims has been implemented2016/06/06In the wake of typhoon “Haiyan” humedica could realize many aid measures in the fields of medical care as well as construction, which we would like to p...read more
Two years after typhoon „Haiyan“Step by step back to normality2015/11/06Two years ago, typhoon "Haiyan" raged over the Philippines. His disastrous outcomes affect the people until today. But reconstruction goes on and new hope i...read more
New houses for a new life20 new accommodations handed over to victims of typhoon “Haiyan”2015/08/14Like so many other things, you will probably really appreciate the value of a home, a place where you can return to after a long working day and find privac...read more