Victims of the catastrophic Typhoon Haiyan in the Phillipines need the world’s support to get through this once in a lifetime crisis. The latest estimates indicate that nearly 4.5 million people from 36 provinces have been affected with over 10,000 people feared dead. With wind speeds of up to 320 Km per hour, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines early on 8 November. It is one of the strongest storms ever recorded, measuring a massive 600 Km wide.
The coming days and weeks are critical with hundreds of thousands of people without shelter, food or clean water. Lack of effective santiation means that the threat of illness from diseases such as cholera are rising, unless we can do something about it.
The thoughts and best wishes of everyone at Fundsforngos goes to the people of the Philippines. Our hearts and minds are with you at this difficult time. More can be done though and we can all help to make a difference and improve the lives of people facing unimaginable hardship.
We’ve compiled some information on how you can support the aid agencies on the ground to support over nine million Fillipino’s whose whole way of life has been turned upside down. Every little helps and your support really will make a real life difference to people on the ground.
Oxfam have set a target of reaching 500,000 people in the Philippines over the coming weeks but they need your support. Money donated to Oxfam in support of the victims of the Typhoon in the Philipines will enable Oxfam to operate rapid assessment teams who can provide urgent emergency supplies and shelter on the islands of Samar, Leyte and Cebu where near total devastation has been reported. To make a contribution to Oxfam’s work visit: www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/emergency-response/philippines-typhoon-haiyan
Donate to Care International’s work addressing the deteriorating post Typhoon situation in the Phillipines using the link below. The organisation has deployed numerous emergency response teams across the territory to assess and meet the urgent needs of communities who have lost their homes and livelihoods – www.careinternational.org.uk/dec-philippines-typhoon-appeal
If you wish to support communities in the Phillipines through the worlds leading organisation for women and children, UNICEF, you can visit their fundraising website here: www.supportunicef.org/site/c.dvKUI9OWInJ6H/b.8856405/k.2FAD/Donate_now_for_the_Philippines.htm
You can donate to the International Federation of the Red Cross’s work to support survivors of the Typhoon atrocity at Ammado here: www.ammado.com/community/142629
Do you know of any other aid organisation’s in the Phillipines? Let us know in the comments.