Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013

Nearly 12 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the worst disasters to hit the Philippines in years. More than 900,000 people remain displaced, according to the UN.

A national state of emergency has been declared, with Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Palawan the worst affected areas.

A number of organisations in the Global Hand community are involved in the relief effort. If you would like to partner with others who are responding, please use the links below.

Responding to Emergencies with Appropriateness, Coordination and Timeliness.

If you have information to contribute, or if you need information you cannot find here, please let us know at enquiries@globalhand.org.

“Partnerships between humanitarian actors and private sector companies should be developed in which the core competencies of both parties are valued and leveraged. Though financial contributions may sometimes be easier for humanitarian actors to accept and use, humanitarian action would benefit significantly from access to the expertise, resources, and global, regional, and local networks of the private sector.”

[Source: WEF/OCHA Guiding Principles for Public-Private Collaboration for Humanitarian Action]


Would you like to donate to NGOs who are responding to this crisis?

You are welcome to place an offer of freight, human resources, funding or goods on the Global Hand site. Validated Global Hand members will be able to respond to your offer and use it in an appropriate and responsible manner. Please indicate in the description of your offer that you would like to respond to Typhoon Haiyan.

Click here to offer freight, human resources, funding or goods

Would you like further information?
Click here to see questions we are frequently asked by donors.


Are you wanting to assist affected areas in the Philippines, but needing partners? Please let us know. You may also find it helpful to check out the Yellow Pages section in the Global Hand Library for a list of organisations working in the Philipines.

Further links you may find helpful regarding the Typhoon Haiyan disaster.

  • Global Hand has produced a guide for community groups to help facilitate appropriate action.
  • ALNAP has published Lesson Papers on Flood Disasters and Responding to Urban Disasters, both of which may be of help to agencies responding to Typhoon Haiyan.
  • How Can My Company Help? is a guide for businesses in responding to disasters.
  • ReliefWeb is a United Nations website providing press releases, policy documents and situation reports regarding current disasters.
  • The World Economic Forum and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs have complied a set of principles to guide public-private collaboration for humanitarian action.

Would you like to contact us?
If you would like to discuss a response to the typhoon disaster further, feel free to contact us by email at enquiries@globalhand.org or by phone.

  • +852 2272 9390 for Hong Kong office, HQ
  • +44 7792 419903 for UK office


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Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013