Help the Philippines Recover from Super Typhoon Haiyan
Find Out how you can help organizations that are responding to the emergency situation in the Philippines, where the strongest tripical cyclone to ever hit land has devastated hundreds of thousands of homes and has left even more without clean water, medical supplies, and food.
Donate to Relief Efforts:
- Donate to the Philippine Red Cross. Red Cross Philippines has deployed assessment, rescue and relief teams to evaluate the damage and to support rescue efforts. They also helped to evacuate and shelter more than 125,000 families ahead of Haiyan’s landfall.
- Donate to the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross reports that it "is sending in disaster relief specialists and equipment to the Philippines and also is helping people connect with loved ones."
- Donate to World Vision. World Vision is gathering resources to assist 1.2 million people (240,000 families) with food, non-food items, hygiene kits, emergency shelter, and protection, especially for children and women.
- Donate to Habitat for Humanity. Habitat's immediate goal is "to distribute 50,000 units of clean-up/hygiene kits and 30,000 shelter repair kits. We will then move quickly to reconstruct 10,000 core housing unit."
- Donate to UNICEF. UNICEF reports that it is "closely monitoring the situation and is prepared with prepositioned supplies to quickly respond to children’s needs in terms of nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education and protection." and is ready to deploy a team to "ascertain needs of affected children, together with government, UN agencies and NGO partners on the ground."
- Donate to AmeriCares. AmeriCares reports that emergency medical aid is underway and a relief team is deploying to the Philippines to help survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan. The organization had pre-positioned emergency medicines and supplies ready to help families displaced by the storm, and is express shipping medical aid for 20,000 survivors, including antibiotics, wound care supplies and pain relievers. AmeriCares is also providing emergency funding for partner organizations in the Philippines to purchase and distribute critical relief supplies in the hardest-hit areas.
- Donate to Oxfam: Oxfam reports that its staff are "now on the ground in Northern Cebu, Northern and Eastern Samar and Leyte in the Eastern Visayas region of the country."
- Donate to the World Food Program/WFP: WFP’s response "has been in motion from day one. High Energy Biscuits are already on their way to hungry families."
- Donate to Doctors Without Borders/MSF: MSF has identified one functional medical center in Tacloban, which it will "start supporting with staff, supplies and equipment in the next couple of days." Their strategy "will be to move outwards from Tacloban town to the surrounding region and islands." Eastern Samar will probably be their next priority, and will mean "using a helicopter to assess the more rural areas and then speed boats and barges to visit, treat and potentially supply the coastline populations through mobile teams."
- Donate to Save the Children. STC will "will provide special care and programs for children to help them cope with the enormity of their tragic losses."
- Donate to Episcopal Relief Fund:
- Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT) provides a free, collaborative maps are uniquely valuable to humanitarian work, especially in places where base map data is often scarce, out of date, or rapidly changing. HOT has activated to provide geographic base data in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan in the Philippines.
- Google Person Finder: helps people reconnect with friends and loved ones in the aftermath of natural and humanitarian disasters.