Emergency Response in Haiyan-affected areas in Northern Cebu
Emergency Response for Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan: Addressing the Needs for Immediate Relief in Northern Cebu
Duration: November 2013 – February 2014
Two weeks after the devastation caused by Super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as “Yolanda”), A2D Project in partnership with Caritas Switzerland and other local-based organizations formed a consortium implementing emergency response for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in Northern Cebu. The objective of the project was to provide basic emergency needs such as emergency shelter, food, non-food items as well as hygiene kits to around 14,000 families (approximately 70,000 individuals) affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the municipalities of Sta. Fe, Madridejos and Tabogon. The conduct of the emergency response project was guided by principles promoted by the Sphere Standards. Quality and accountability were defining features of our humanitarian work in order to ensure that survivors maintain their dignity and human rights in the midst of hardship brought about by the disaster.