On Thursday morning, World Vision completed a well-organized and calm distribution of food and hygiene kits in northern Cebu, benefiting 780 families, nearly 4,000 people.
This series of photos comes directly from our team on the ground in the Philippines, showing the smiles that this first distribution of relief supplies brought to the waiting survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
Typhoon survivors in Estancia, left with nothing, await the arrival of relief supplies. (Photo: 2013 World Vision)
People in Leyte province walk through flooded streets after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. (Photo: 2013 Iris Lapid/World Vision)
On Thursday morning, World Vision loaded up trucks with food kits to distribute to hungry survivors. (Photo: 2013 Jon Warren/World Vision)
World Vision distributed food, water, and sanitation supplies to 900 families in northern Cebu. It was the first aid this community has been given since the Typhoon hit six days ago. It was a day of joy and relief for these 900 families. (Photo: 2013 World Vision)
World Vision distribution of food and hygiene kits in northern Cebu. (Photo: 2013 Jon Warren/World Vision)
Four trucks hauled the 25 tons of supplies into remote villages in the hills of Tabugon Municipality, five hours north of Cebu City. The distribution food kits include 15kg of rice, 1 kg mung beans, 10 cans of sardines, 2.5kg of biscuits, 1liter of cooking oil and water, which will feed a family for one week. Families also received a hygiene kit which contains toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary items, hand towels, razors, bath soap, laundry soap, underwear, and nail clippers.(Photo: 2013 Jon Warren/World Vision)
Happy families walk home with bags of food, water, and cooking supplies. (Photo: 2013 Jon Warren/World Vision)
The promise of food for the next 15 days makes for happy children at a World Vision food distribution to Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines. (Photo: 2013 Jon Warren/World Vision)
(Photo: 2013 Jon Warren/World Vision)
World Vision has launched an emergency response to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan – possibly the strongest storm in recorded history – after it slammed the Philippines. An estimated 9.5 million people are affected.
World Vision is rushing to meet the most urgent needs of food, clean water, and emergency shelter for 400,000 people. Make a one-time donation to help provide vital relief to children and families devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.