On the weekend of November 8th, Typhoon Haiyan struck and devastated the Phillipines. In the wake of the storm, a country has been left unrecognizable and its people left to face the extraordinary loss. The scale of the disaster is hard to fathom. The UN now estimates that 11 million have been affected, and 670,000 have been displaced. The economic costs of the storm are believed to be upwards of $15 billion.
Humanitarian efforts began immediately following the storm as aid workers and supplies arrived. But it will take years and the support of millions to rebuild and recover. Below are simple ways for you to help support disaster relief in the Philippines. Please consider making a donation and sharing this page.
Save the Children has launched a $30 million appeal to assist 500,000 beneficiaries. Immediate needs are water, hygiene, and sanitation (WASH), food, medicines, shelter, psychosocial support, flashlights, debris clearance, logistics, and communications. Access is a major challenge because of debris blocking the roads and a non-functional Tacloban airport. Donate now to the Typhoon Haiyan Children’s Relief Fund to support Save the Children’s responses to ongoing and urgent needs as a result of the super typhoon.
Doctors Without Border/MSF is rapidly scaling up its response and will have more than 100 staff in the area in the coming days, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, logisticians, psychologists, and water and sanitation experts. Ten planeloads of aid materials—including medical supplies, shelter materials, hygiene kits, and water and sanitation equipment—are being dispatched to the Philippines from MSF warehouses around the world.
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World Food Programme is mobilizing to help families and children impacted by the storm with emergency food relief. So far, World Food Programme has sent the Philippines 44 metric tons of life saving biscuits – enough to feed 120,000 people.
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