Acting together Building stronger: Lessons from the ACT Alliance response to the Typhoon Haiyan

SMC_Publication_Acting together building strongerIt is expedient to tell the story of the humanitarian response of ACT Philippines Forum to the disaster wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. ACT Philippines Forum was barely organized when Typhoon Haiyan struck. The humanitarian work was an acid test. But more than that, it showed ACT Philippines Forum where and how it “will lay its treasures” in the coming years. It directed the Forum to appreciate more fully its reason for being.

This learning document is also a testimony of the survivors, who, while unknown to the millions who prayed and helped, were the face of Christ. Going beyond being mere statistics and recipients, the survivors taught us lessons on faith, endurance and thanksgiving.

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