DFS support to Panay

Typhon Haiyan: DFS supports upland villages Tabun-acan and Del Castillo in Panay Island

On the 8th of November Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, heavily devastated the Central Philippines. With up to 300 km/ h it was the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed, causing catastrophic destruction throughout Panay, Leyte and Samar islands.

Since more than 5 years DFS has been supporting 21 upland communities in Panay Island to rehabilitate their forests and to improve their livelihoods in the framework of the GIZ assisted Environment and Rural Development Program (EnRDP) – Community Based Forest Management (CBFM) and the KfW funded Community-Based Forest and Mangrove Management Project Panay and Negros (CBFMMP).

We feel strongly connected to the hard-hit project communities affected by the typhoon and decided to assist selected villages with the reconstruction works.

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