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World Vision in Asia: Philippines​

Located 800 kilometres off the coast of mainland Southeast Asia, the Philippines is an independent island nation. More than 7,100 volcanic islands make up this tropical country that also experiences an average of 19 typhoons a year.

See the communities World Vision works with in the Philippines:

1. Iloilo Go to Communtiy page 2. Camarines
Sur
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3. Aklan Go to Communtiy page 4. Misamis
Oriental
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5. South Cebu
West
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6. South
Cotabato
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7.Saranggani Go to Communtiy page 8.Albay Go to Communtiy page  

 

9.Sorsogon Go to Communtiy page
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Update: Typhoon Haima Hits More Than 100,000 in the Philippines 

On October 19, at 11 p.m. local time, Super Typhoon Haima or ‘Lawin’ made landfall in north Luzon, Philippines. To date, the massive storm has affected roughly 104,000 people or 24,700 families across 132 municipalities. Of this, more than 40,500 people were evacuated. 

“The strength of the wind felt like there was an earthquake says World Vision Philippines communicator, Lanelyn Carillo. “Our house was shaking.” 

Homes, business centres, markets and power lines have been damaged in both Isabela and Cagayan provinces of Luzon, leaving thousands of families vulnerable.  


World Vision Relief Efforts Are Underway

World Vision is already assisting more than 2000 children in Isabela, one of the Philippines’ hardest hit provinces. We have prepared relief packs including necessities like hygiene kits and tarps for 4,000 families and set up 15 child friendly spaces for affected children. ​

Local staff prepare relief packs to be given to the families who may be affected by Typhoon Haima (Lawin). Photo: World Vision

Local staff prepare relief packs to be given to the families who may be affected by Typhoon Haima (Lawin). Photo: World Vision ​

For the next month, we will focus on distributing hygiene kits and necessities such as blankets, mosquito nets and kitchen items and ensure vulnerable families partnered with World Vision in San Isidro, Cordon and Santiago receive support.  

As part of our long-term recovery plan, we will provide opportunities for shelter repair assistance and initiate cash-for-work activities to help rebuild communities in northern Luzon. 

World Vision continues to assess the situation and will provide more information as it becomes available. 

 


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FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income 
Average
Household Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
Philippines 18/1000 72 Years 92% $18,637 92% 95% 115,830 107,668,231


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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • 30% of Filipinos live below the poverty line
  • Over 7% of the workforce is unemployed
  • The Philippines experiences an average of 19 typhoons a year
  • About 5 million children in the country are illiterate

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