Stories of recovery: CARE Philippines post Haiyan/Yolanda shelter response

CARE Philippines responded to the devastation of the November 2013 Haiyan/Yolanda typhoon with extensive shelter and livelihoods programmes. This report evaluates the shelter response which used a self-recovery approach, providing almost 16,000 families with cash, materials and tools coupled with relevant technical assistance. It also analyses the relationship between shelter and livelihood programmes. The report aims to assess how CARE’s response meets the needs of the population, to evaluate recovery two years from the disaster and to accumulate learning for the benefit of CARE Philippines and CARE shelter work around the world, in particular where a self-recovery approach is adopted. For further information on this or topic-related resources, visit