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How to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines [LIST]

The devastation is hard to fathom. We all share this Earth and these poor people need our help.

Super Typhoon Haiyan, the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 195 miles per hour, slammed into the Philippines on the island of Samar the evening of November 7, 2013, and hit Vietnam on Sunday, November 9. The storm has killed an estimated 10,000 people, and local officials report approximately 9.5 million people have been affected.

The hard-hit city of Tacloban resembled a garbage dump from the air, with only a few concrete buildings left standing in the wake of one of the most powerful storms to ever hit land, packing 147-mph winds and whipping up 20-foot walls of seawater that tossed ships inland and swept many out to sea.

“Help. SOS. We need food,” read a message painted by a survivor in large letters on the ravaged city’s port, where water lapped at the edge.

Britian’s Channel 4 News interviews Victor Tanco, the governor of Capiz province in the Philippines.

Here are 5 easy ways you can help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.


Red Cross Facebook
Red Cross Facebook

Phillippine Red Cross

 
 

The Philippine Red Cross is accepting donations and coordinating disaster relief on the ground throughout much of the central Philippines. The organization is posting updates on Facebook and Twitter.

 
World Food Program Facebook
World Food Program Facebook

World Food Program

 
 

The World Food Program, which provides emergency food aid to families and children, is accepting donations online and through PayPal.

 
Unicef Facebook
Unicef Facebook

Unicef

 
 

The Philippine branch of Unicef, the United Nations Children’s Fund, says that children affected by the typhoon need urgent access to drinkable water, medical supplies, food and shelter. It is accepting donations online as part of an emergency typhoon appeal.

 
CRS Facebook
CRS Facebook

Catholic Relief Services

 
 

Catholic Relief Services has dispatched a team to the area affected by the storm, but said travel to the most hard-hit cities and towns was “extremely slow” because of damaged infrastructure and debris-clogged roads. It is accepting donations online.

 
Google
Google

Find a Loved One

 
 

If you are looking for information about a specific person in an area affected by the typhoon, Google has set up a person finder page, which can also be accessed by mobile device or text message. If you have information about a specific person affected by the typhoon, you can also use the person finder page to share it.

 

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