Typhoon Haiyan Aid Efforts Complicated by Storm's Destruction
Nearly 10,000 people are feared dead and at least 660,000 people have been displaced following last week's Typhoon Haiyan. The UN says more than 9.8 million people nationwide were affected by the powerful storm, and at least 23,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed. Aid crews are struggling to reach survivors and the following relief organizations are providing immediate assistance:
Philippine Red Cross: With the help of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Philippine Red Cross has sent first responders to the hardest hit areas. Donate now to the Typhoon Yolanda campaign.
- Philippine Red Cross (@philredcross) November 11, 2013
UNICEF: UNICEF says up to 4 million children could be affected by Haiyan and therapeutic food for children, health kits, water and hygiene kits have been mobilized within the country. Donate now to UNICEF.
Save the Children: Save the Children has launched the Philippines Annual Monsoon and Typhoon Children in Emergency Fund to help children and their families in the wake of Haiyan.
CARE: CARE's emergency response team is deploying to assess the urgent shelter, food and safe water needs. Support CARE here.
- CAREUSA (care.org) (@CARE) November 11, 2013
World Food Programme: The United Nations World Food Programme is ramping up its operation in the Philippines, delivering food and water to those in need. Support WFP here.
- World Food Programme (@WFP) November 11, 2013
Oxfam America: Oxfam's emergency team is on the ground delivering water and sanitation materials to those affected by the typhoon. Support Oxfam here.
Medecins Sans Frontieres, Doctors Without Borders: MSF is sending 200 tons of medical and relief supplies which will arrive in the Philippines within the next three days. Support MSF here.
International Medical Corps: The International Medical Corps has a team on the ground delivering life-saving medical supplies. Support IMC here.
- Intl Medical Corps (@IMC_Worldwide) November 10, 2013
— Intl Rescue Comm IRC (@theIRC) November 11, 2013
World Vision: World Vision has mobilized nearly 500 staff in the Philippines to launch its largest relief effort in the country's history, delivering food, clean water, hygiene kits and emergency shelter. Support World Vision here.
U.S. followers: $184 can give a family emergency shelter in the Philippines. Help tonight: http://t.co/loVUWrJMfu
— World Vision (@WorldVision) November 12, 2013