Philippines Typhoon AppealTyphoon Haiyan hit The Philippines on Friday 8 November - the biggest storm ever recorded. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost loved ones, been displaced, had homes damaged or livelihoods devastated. 

The Salvation Army is responding with temporary accommodation, essential food, water, hygiene and medical supplies. Officers and volunteers are also providing practical, emotional and spiritual support.

We have been working in The Philippines since the 1930s, and operate feeding/nutrition centres, work with street children and offer skills training and micro-credit enterprise in addition to our corps (church) activities.

For the latest photos from The Philippines, please visit our Flickr page.

Latest news

26 February 2014
Philippines Conference Smooths Path from Emergency Response to Recovery 
The conference met to discuss how the continuum of response from emergency to early recovery and development could best be managed

19 February 2014
News Feature: Philippines Emergency Response Documentary to Premiere Online 
A film about The Salvation Army's response to Typhoon Haiyan will premiere on 24 February at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville

2 December 2013
Over a quarter of a million meals provided as Salvation Army plans long-term Philippines response in partnership with other NGOs 
Local Salvation Army officials have been quick to employ community members to assist with cooking, cleaning and shopping

29 November 2013 

Salvation Army in The Philippines Responds to Requests for Increased Assistance 
International Emergency Services field operator Damaris Frick reports from The Philippines that The Salvation Army's typhoon response is 'going well'

27 November 2013
Salvation Army in The Philippines Expands Ministry to Typhoon Survivors 
The Salvation Army's typhoon response in The Philippines continues to provide assistance to an increasing number of people.

22 November 2013
Leader of The Salvation Army in The Philippines: ‘Tacloban Devastation Worse Than Reported by the Media’
Stories of hope punctuate the scenes of destruction and loss, but latest estimates are that four million homes have been destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan

NEW: Powerpoint summary - ideal for focusing personal and group prayer 

21 November 2013
Special Edition of The War Cry
The Salvation Army in the USA document the response to Typhoon Haiyan 

20 November 2013 
Salvation Army in The Philippines Remains at the Heart of Typhoon Response 
The Salvation Army is increasing its collaboration with other agencies to provide help to people affected by Typhoon Haiyan who need most urgent assistance

18 November 2013 
Collaboration and Innovation are Hallmarks of Salvation Army Typhoon Response in The Philippines 
The Salvation Army team in the Visayas Islands are seeing signs of hope emerge as relief goods, medicines and other aid starts to reach the people.

17 November 2013
Latest photos from Tacloban
The Salvation Army is providing food and water at the severely damaged airport where thousands are still waiting to evacuate the storm-hit area

15 November 2013
Salvation Army in The Philippines Broadens Emergency Response
With the mass transport of relief supplies to the typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban still proving very difficult, The Salvation Army in The Philippines is working on alternative methods to get help to the thousands of people who are in desperate need.

14 November 2013
Salvation Army in The Philippines Assists Forgotten Communities 
The Salvation Army in The Philippines is spreading assistance to communities that were hit by Typhoon Haiyan

13 November 2013
Salvation Army in The Phillipines Ready and Waiting to Head to Typhoon Site
The Salvation Army in the Philippines is ready to assist the many thousands affected by Typhoon Haiyan

12 November 2013
International Support Boosts Philippines Typhoon Response
The Salvation Army in The Philippines will soon be joined by Damaris Frick from International Emergency Services in London

11 November 2013
Salvation Army in The Philippines Prepares for 'Significant Response' to Typhoon
Salvation Army teams in The Philippines are preparing to provide assistance to the thousands of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda)

11 November 2013
The Philippines: A message from General André Cox
A message from the General, asking for prayer support and financial help



Pray for Filipinos impacted by this tragedy, for government and non-governmental organisations bringing assistance, and for the national and international Salvation Army teams ministering to all affected. Our Powerpoint presentation can help focus personal and group prayer times.


You can donate online via our international secure donations page. Alternatively, gifts can be given via your local Salvation Army