Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) pummeled through the central part of the Philippines on November 8, 2013. It left a storm of destruction in its wake, triggering 12 to 15 feet high storm surges, flooding, and landslides affecting an estimated 4 million people. Children urgently need access to safe water, hygiene supplies, food, shelter and a safe environment to recover.
The typhoon landed on Friday, November 8, 2013 and devastated the central islands with winds up to 147 mph and surges of 20 feet. Experts are comparing the unexpected impact to that of a tsunami and the devastation is only beginning to be known as relief workers try to enter hardest hit areas.
Additional images of the devastation from the Weather Channel here.
Please Consider Donating!
Here’s a list of international aid agencies that already galvanized to help the people impacted by this record setting storm. They desperately need you donations for supplies, communication, and operating through the devastation.
World Vision is rushing to meet the most urgent needs of food, clean water, and emergency shelter for 400,000 people. For as little as $24 you can provide essential supplies like a blanket or mosquito net. Just $33 can supply clean water and hygiene kits for a family. A gift of $184 can give a family emergency shelter. $285 can provide the essentials that a family needs to survive, including food, clean water, shelter, education, and Child-Friendly Spaces.
UNICEF resources are stretched from responding to three emergencies in a row within two months: armed conflict in Zamboanga, the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol–and now, super typhoon Yolanda. We urgently need your help so we can aid those who are severely affected by this latest disaster.
World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP is mobilizing quickly to reach those in need. Please make a donation now to provide emergency food assistance to families and children.
People in the United States can make a tax-deductible donation here.
The David McAntony Gibson Foundation has 3 operational arms; GlobalMedic – which responds to disasters with a Rescue Unit, Water Purification Unit and Emergency Medical Unit; GlobalFire – which conducts search and rescue operations in disaster zones and delivers basic firefighting and pre-hospital emergency medical care training packages in developing countries; and GlobalWater which facilitates the household level water purification program in developing countries.
Care needs your help to rush emergency supplies to those in need – items like food baskets, shelter kits, and more.
The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations. Text TYPHOON to 80888 to Donate $10, and reply YES.
Super Typhoon Haiyan is affecting children and families in the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam. In response, Save the Children is mounting disaster relief efforts to help children and families with emergency assistance during this difficult time.
We need your generous gift to support our efforts. Your support will help us protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families. Ten percent of your contribution will be used to help us prepare for the next emergency.
Another way to help the people in the Philippines is by sharing their great need with your social networks! Encourage your friends and family to donate as well! Here are some agencies’ posts to easily Retweet and share (consider sharing this post with your network as well as a quick, aggregated look!):
Help us pack these food items for Visayas! pic.twitter.com/btat1MTmn5
— Philippine Red Cross (@philredcross) November 10, 2013
We are in need of volunteers for relief packing at the National HQ in Port Area. For immediate deployment. — Philippine Red Cross (@philredcross) November 10, 2013
— Doctors w/o Borders (@MSF_USA) November 10, 2013
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 10, 2013
RIGHT NOW: working 2 fly in critical hygiene supplies for 10,000 families affected by #Haiyan 2 prevent illness, death from disease
— USAID/OFDA (@theOFDA) November 11, 2013
— World Vision USA (@WorldVisionUSA) November 10, 2013
Rafael,10, lost his father in Super Typhoon #Haiyan as it hit the #Philippines. Read his story http://t.co/8iftW2l6w9 pic.twitter.com/KiIPTZmoKi — Save the Children (@SavetheChildren) November 10, 2013
— Mercy Corps (@mercycorps) November 11, 2013
— Oxfam International (@Oxfam) November 10, 2013
— Catholic Relief (@CatholicRelief) November 10, 2013