On Friday, November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with sustained winds of nearly 150 miles per hour. It was the strongest typhoon in the world to date, and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land.
This month, MADE KNOWN heads back to the Philippines to check in on some of the hardest hit areas by Super Typhoon Haiyan with longtime client, LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF (LWR).
Click here to watch the video Made Known filmed immediately after the storm struck in 2013 below, and stay tuned for the update we’re filming this month!
LWR has been working in the Philippines since the 1960s, reaching rural communities struggling to overcome poverty and marginalization. LWR’s current programming supports communities in Mindanao — the southernmost major island in the Philippines, where chronic armed conflict and limited opportunities for economic improvement have led to high levels of poverty — and the Visayas, an area severely affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Working in partnership with local organizations, they implement programming with a focus on agriculture and food security, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, emergency operations and peace building. More at www.lwr.org.