The Philippines is reeling from the mass destruction caused by Super typhoon Haiyan, occurred on November 9, 2013 which officials estimate left up to 10,000 dead, one of the most powerful storms on record.
The typhoon, known locally as Yolanda, hit the Philippines on Friday November 9, 2013, with fierce winds and heavy rains shredding homes, uprooting trees and flinging cars and boats
In the coastal city of Tacloban, people ransacked shops, while food and medical stations were swamped by those in need. Rescue workers dug through rubble and mud in search of survivors.
The government estimated 20,000 houses were damaged and 9.5 million people were affected by the storm. More than 477,000 people were displaced by Haiyan, with 400,000 of them taking refuge in evacuation centers, the National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council said.
Several organizations are offering support help victims of the Supper Typhoon Haiyan relief. Here are the ways you can help:
NetHope, a collaboration of the world’s leading humanitarian response organizations is mobilizing efforts to support aid agencies responding in the region.
American Red Cross is accepting donations to Philippines Typhoon relief and is working closely with The Philippines Red Cross to help those most in need.
World Vision is mobilizing in response to the typhoon Haiyan.
Save the Children is responding to the needs of children and families affected by the Typhoon Haiyan and its aftermath. Donations can be made to Save the Children’s Philippines Typhoon Children in Emergency Fund.
International Medical Corps is responding to the health needs of the disaster’s victims.
This disaster can happen anywhere in the world. Together we can save many lives. Now our Philippine brothers need our help. Every penny, every donation no matter how small, it will go adding to the great help that is needed now in Philippines.