The Philippines ranks third as most disaster-prone country in the world due to the frequent occurrences of typhoons, presence of tectonic faults and active volcanoes all over the country.
Disasters have placed a tremendous burden to affected families and communities, as they cope and survive from tragic catastrophes. In 2013 alone, about 12.9 million people were affected by Typhoon Haiyan, leaving 1.9 million people homeless, 281,091 houses destroyed, 575,378 people in evacuation centres, 2.5 million people in need of food and 4,460 people dead.
World Vision’s priority is to improve the resilience of communities to disasters and give children a safer environment to live in. When emergencies and calamities occur, we want communities to have access to basic life-saving needs. We want families to easily recover by relying on their own capacities and resources.
282,269 beneficiaries were reached by World Vision’s DRR interventions in 2016.