Super Typhoon Haiyan brought floods, landslides and immense destruction to the Philippines. The storm, known locally as Yolanda, was one of the most powerful on record. Thousands were killed, 14 million people have been affected, including almost 6 million children.
UNICEF has been mobilizing all of its available resources to reach these children immediately, providing water kits, water purification tablets, medical kits, nutrition supplements and other essential goods. Several thousand children have benefited from temporary learning spaces equipped with classroom tents, teaching materials, school in a box and recreation kits.
Children in the typhoon affected areas are also being vaccinated against measles and polio through a mass vaccination campaign. Children are also receiving Vitamin A supplementation and are being screened for malnutrition.
Resources are stretched as UNICEF responds to this and other emergencies worldwide.