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The day after Typhoon Bopha raged through the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, a girl in the village of Maasin wades through a flooded area. The ACT Alliance helped people in this village to recover from the 2011 passage of Typhoon Washi, and thus resist their vulnerability to Typhoon Bopha.
08 Sep 2014

In the aftermath of the November 2013 typhoon that displaced 4 million people, destroyed 1 million homes, and damaged livelihoods across nine provinces in the central Philippines, ACT members overcame many challenges to reach an estimated 1 million survivors in recovery efforts this year. As the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall, Haiyan left behind […]

In the wake of Typhoon Bopha's passage through the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, Armando Guniyon climbs through the rubble of his home, damaged by flood waters, in Cagayan de Oro.
08 Dec 2013

Typhoon Haiyan, considered the world’s deadliest typhoon and one of the most powerful to ever make landfall, tore through the Philippines on the morning of 8 November 2013 with winds of up to 275km an hour. ACT established a coordination centre in Manila, and initiated a massive combined response that has topped US$10m. Haiyan cut […]