Samar is in the Visayas, in the east of the Philippine archipelago. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Lawrence Ruiz

The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has named a new village in the Philippines a “Kuwait Humanitarian Village”.

The village, which is located on the eastern island of Samar and has 297 housing units, reflects the support of the KCRS to the Philippines, the Kuwait Times reported.

Hilal Al-Sayer, chairman of the KRCS, said the village was for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan – known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines – in November 2013, Kuwait News Agency reported.

Al-Sayer said the Philippines gets hit by more than 20 typhoons a year, so millions of Filipinos are vulnerable and underprepared for potentially serious calamities.

He said the KRCS remained committed to addressing humanitarian problems such as poverty and malnutrition across the globe.