UCC Typhoon Haiyan Response

Disaster by the Numbers (November 2013):

  • 16 million people affected
  • 4.1 million people displaced
  • 1.1 million houses damaged or destroyed
  • 6,201 deaths
November 2015 graduates of UCC-supported livelihoods training
November 2015 graduates of UCC-supported livelihoods training. UCCP photo.

UCC Disaster Ministries Response by the Numbers:

  • $1,136,450 funds distributed to various partners by UCC Disaster Ministries for Haiyan Recovery  (as of March 15, 2016)
  • 100s of families assisted with fishing boats, seeds and livestock through support to various partners
  • 55 individuals (including those pictured, left) received skills training and tools in welding, carpentry and masonry (as of December 1, 2015)
  • 40 individuals will receive skills training and tools in welding, carpentry and masonry in 2016
  • 50 typhoon-resistant homes built in San Roque (as of December 1, 2015)
  • 50 typhoon-resistant homes being built in Buenavista (as of December 1, 2015)
  • 50 typhoon-resistant homes scheduled to be built in Carigara in 2016

As of March 15, 2016, UCC Disaster Ministries has provided a total of $1,136,450 to support early response efforts and long-term community needs. Early response work included the provision of shelter, food, drinking water, medical supplies and more. Currently UCC Disaster Ministries is working to address long-term rebuilding and community restoration work through housing reconstruction project aimed at building 150 typhoon resistant homes in three communities. Additionally UCC Disaster Ministries is supporting holistic recovery through the restoration of livelihoods through, seed, livestock and boat distribution as well as skills training such as welding, masonry and carpentry.


Photos taken in the Spring of 2014 


How You Can Help

GIVE generously to support emergency relief and rebuilding efforts by clicking on the link to make a secure online donation. Gifts may also be made at your local UCC congregation marked for “Typhoon Haiyan” with the request they be sent through your Conference office on to Wider Church Ministries. Donations may also be made out and sent directly to Wider Church Ministries, Financial Services – 6th Floor, 700 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115.

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PRAYER Bishop Reuel Norman O. Marigza, General Secretary, United Church of Christ in the Philippines offers this prayer.

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UCC Partners in Typhoon Haiyan Response

UCCP Task Force Haiyan Skills Training for Livelihood Project – November 2015 Update

UCCP Task Force Haiyan Core Shelter Project – November 2015 Update

UCCP Rehabilitation Project – September 2014 Updates

ACT Alliance
CWS Asia/Pacific
Global Ministries
Heifer International
Ag Missions Inc.

Haiyan Updates

File New homes help shelter Filipino families in Typhoon Haiyan recovery

FileIn Post-Haiyan Philippines, 55 Graduate UCC-Supported Livelihood Training 
December 7, 2015

File The United Church of Christ: Still Active in Haiyan Response
September 4, 2015
File How donations to Philippine typhoon recovery are helping families into homes
November 14, 2014
File UCCP rehabilitation project updates
October 3, 2014
File New UCC disaster ministries executive assessing recovery efforts around the world
April 4, 2014
File Philippine recovery effort shifts from relief to reconstruction
January 22, 2014
File The UCC effectively joins faith and action in 2013
December 30, 2013
File UCCP Haiyan Report
December 10, 2013
File UCC exceeds $250K goal for Typhoon Haiyan relief
December 6, 2013
File UCC churches with ties to the Philippines support Typhoon Haiyan recovery effort
December 5, 2013
File Ohio pastor makes Thanksgiving part of Philippines relief mission
November 28, 2013
File Prayer, advocacy on climate change supports Typhoon relief efforts
November 22, 2013
File UCC partner in Philippines describes ‘chaotic’ post-typhoon conditions
November 15, 2013
File Quick support funding UCC’s typhoon relief effort
November 13, 2013
File UCC seeks to raise $250K for typhoon relief in Philippines
November 11, 2013
File UCC issues $250,000 appeal for Typhoon Haiyan response
November 11, 2013
File Super typhoon prompts UCC aid to partners in the Philippines
November 8, 2013
File Typhoon Haiyan roars into Philippines, takes aim at Laos, Viet Nam, China
November 8, 2013