More than 7,000 islands make up the Philippines, but the bulk of its fast-growing population – now more than 100 million people – lives on just 11 of them.
MAGNA completed the closure of all its post-typhoon activities in the Philippines in 2015.
Started work in Philippines: 2013
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Philippines crisis briefing
Although endowed with many fine beaches and a growing tourism industry, much of the country is mountainous and prone to natural disasters. It is often lashed by typhoons and other storms. The most damaging recent storm was 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan, to which MAGNA has recently ended its response.
How does MAGNA help in Philippines?
By February 2015, the response and recovery activities put in place to support communities affected by the 2013 typhoon Haiyan were all closed.
These included support for psychosocial and mental health activities in Cebu, Palo/Tacloban and Kananga and the rehabilitation of two hospitals in Palo/Tacloban.