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Super Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines) will go down in history as one of the most powerful storms in recorded history. It resulted in more than 6,155 deaths and 1,800 people still unaccounted for. All told, it impacted 16 million people and damage is estimated to be in the billions. Haiyan left hundreds of thousands of people without permanent shelter. Livelihoods such as fishing and farming and small businesses will need to be rebuilt.
We know from past disasters, such as Hurricane Sandy and Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, and the South Asian Tsunami, that to fully recover takes many years. This is why the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) uniquely focuses on highlighting the impact of taking the ”long view” of disaster recovery. We launched the CDP Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Fund to help with these long-term needs. By the first week of January 2014, donors committed more than $300,000 to long-term recovery through the fund.
Through CDP’s unparalleled expertise in disaster management and grantmaking, we will invest in projects and initiatives that: