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Support to the local tool market post-Typhoon Haiyan

2014 — By Catholic Relief Services

Super Typhoon Haiyan struck Leyte and Eastern Samar in the Philippines in November 2013. CRS responded by initiating a program in 2014 to support the livelihoods recovery of 5,250 agriculture-based households. The Livelihood Early Recovery Support to Agricultural Households Affected by Typhoon Yolanda program, funded by Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), gave people access to agricultural inputs and training on short-term crop production to reestablish agricultural production. CRS also helped local blacksmiths restore the local market for agricultural tools—a form of indirect support to production.