Typhoon Haiyan, three months on: Aid reaches 50,000 people HelpAge International and partners in the Philippines have helped almost 50,000 people in the three months since Typhoon Haiyan hit on 7 November 2013. As well as providing direct help to older people, we have been raising awareness of the needs of people over 60 who are routinely neglected in emergency responses.
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan On 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan entered the
Philippines. Haiyan was a maximum category-five storm with ground winds of up to
235mph. An estimated 11 million people have been affected, of which 1.5 million could be over 50.