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Haiyan: One Year Later

One year ago, we woke up to the news that a devastating typhoon was setting course for the Philippines. We braced for the worst. Within 24 hours it struck. What we didn’t brace for that November 8, 2013, was that it would be the worst typhoon to make landfall in history.

Tacloban, the most affected city, was destroyed. Ships ran ashore, homes were flattened and lives shattered.

Canadians, like you, across the country saw the images, heard the stories on the news and responded immediately.

Your response meant that critical, life-saving aid reached children and their families who had lost everything. It meant that after the first few weeks of recovery, children began the long path to recovery in temporary learning spaces. It meant that parents could begin to rebuild their lives. Your support has meant everything.

You’ve helped:

  • Provide 1.3 million people with access to safe, clean drinking water
  • Reach 624,783 pre-school and school-aged children benefited from learning materials and supplies
  • Screen and treat 516,960 children aged 6-59 months screened for malnutrition

In just 365 days, you have made a world of difference in the Philippines.

On behalf of all of us at UNICEF and all of the children and families you helped us reach, thank you!

Your Impact: By the Numbers

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Meet some of the millions of children you've helped

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