Philippines Typhoon Resource

Learn about super typhoon Haiyan and how Oxfam is responding.
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Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on Friday 8 November 2013. According to the latest estimates, several thousand people have died and nearly 4.5 million people are without shelter, food or water.

This teaching resource will help your learners explore why Haiyan had such a catastrophic impact, what makes poor people particularly vulnerable to disasters, and how governments, organisations and ordinary people can respond.

Campaigning and fundraising are suggested as appropriate actions for young people who wish to get involved, with guidance on how to maximise the educational potential of these activities.


Oxfam Youth Ambassadors

This resource is suitable for curriculum-based classroom learning but it has been written primarily for Oxfam's Youth Ambassador Groups. Youth Ambassadors meet in their own time (with the support of a teacher) to learn together about global issues, whilst developing the skills and the confidence to make their voices heard. If you are using this resource in an extra-curricular setting then we suggest you register as a Youth Ambassador Group. Registered groups gain access to our structured award scheme, badges and certificates, newsletters, all the latest resources and one-to-one support by phone and email.