Delivering Critical Services in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan
IPPF | 10-13-2013
Our hearts go out to everyone who is struggling in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated many parts of the Philippines. More than 10,000 people lost their lives and innumerable more lost their homes and livelihoods.
As people begin the process of recovery, many basic needs go unmet — including sexual and reproductive health services. In the wake of natural disasters, women and girls face unique challenges and the risk of gender-based violence increases.
The Family Planning Organization of the Philippines has branches in several provinces that were affected by Typhoon Haiyan, yet it is still distributing emergency packs that contain vital health supplies. From equipment to enable the delivery of babies to emergency contraception, condoms, and medication for people living with HIV/AIDS, they are working to fill the gaps that were left in Typhoon Haiyan's wake.
To learn more and contribute to the relief efforts in the Philippines, click here.