Philippines

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Typhoon Haiyan Relief

JDC’s critical Typhoon Haiyan recovery and rebuilding efforts — developed in consultation with local authorities, the Filipino Jewish community, and our global partners — are concentrated on the islands of Cebu, Bohol, and Panay, whose impoverished, already vulnerable populations were deeply impacted by the disaster.

We’re leveraging our experience and expertise in education, psychosocial support, livelihood recovery, public health, and disaster preparedness to bring relief to the Filipino people.

With your help, JDC will:

Be a part of this response and ensure that Typhoon Haiyan survivors and their communities can rebuild a strong and stable future.

JDC responded urgently to Typhoon Haiyan, a tropical cyclone that hit Southeast Asia in early November 2013 and caused catastrophic damage in the Philippines, killing over 5,900 people and affecting an estimated 14.1 million, destroying homes, schools, and livelihoods.

In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, JDC quickly mobilized relief efforts on the ground to:

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In line with JDC policy, 100% of funds collected for Typhoon Haiyan relief will be used for this disaster.


JDC’s Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines have been covered by a wide variety of local, national, and international media outlets, including CNN, FoxNews, AP, ABC, NBC, CBS, Washington Post, and NPR, as well as Jewish and Israel outlets including Haaretz, JTA, JNS, Asian Jewish Life, The Jewish Week, Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, The L.A. Jewish Journal, Forward, eJewishPhilanthropy, and Arutz Sheva.

A major op-ed by JDC CEO Alan H. Gill describes the organization’s relief efforts and why a historic act of kindness by the Philippines to grant safe haven to Jews feeling Nazi persecution should compel people worldwide to help the devastated island nation today.

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