Philippines

Philippines Relief and Recovery Update

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 Philippines islands of Cebu, Bohol, and Panay, whose impoverished, already vulnerable populations were deeply impacted by the November 2013 disaster.

We’re leveraging our expertise in education, psychosocial support, livelihood recovery, public health, and disaster preparedness to bring longer-term relief to the Filipino people.
With your help, JDC is partnering with local organizations to:

Be a part of this response to 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 struck the central Philippines with catastrophic force on November 8, 2013, killing over 6,000 people and affecting some 14 million Filipinos, who lost 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, the Washington Post, and NPR, as well as Jewish and Israeli outlets, including Haaretz, JTA, JNS, Asian Jewish Life, the Jewish Week, the Times of Israel, the Jerusalem Post, the L.A. Jewish Journal, the 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 fleeing Nazi persecution in the World War II era should compel people worldwide to help the devastated island nation today.

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