At the start of November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, also called Typhoon Yolanda, devastated large areas of the Philippines. Especially badly affected were the island of Leyte and its administrative capital Tacloban.
AFOS Foundation collected donations through BKU members and received from the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) a similarly substantial amount for damage repairs and reconstruction measures. The project was called ‘relief operations’.
In 2014, AFOS Foundation and its partners in the Philippines embarked on numerous measures for the lasting reconstruction of ruined structures and training construction and disaster protection personnel. In 2016, AFOS Foundation finalised greater project measures and executed smaller projects, using the remainder of the donations, as well as BMZ funds.