Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful recorded storms to ever hit land, swept over the Philippines on November 8th killing thousands and leaving over 4 million people displaced. Now, nearly two months later, children and families are still in need of relief as they work to rebuild after the devastating disaster. Read on for six easy ways you can help the victims today.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
The International Medical Corps focuses on infection control and deployed a team of medical personnel and sanitation experts to respond immediately to the disaster. The organization also ships clean water, food and medicine. Donate here or text MED to 80888 to make a donation.
MercyCorps’ teams of emergency responders deliver food, water, basic supplies and temporary shelter to devastated areas throughout the Philippines. Support their efforts by donating here or by calling 1.888.747.7440.
PHILIPPINE RED CROSS
The Philippine Red Cross has set up a website for donations as well as a tracking service to help restore families affected by the typhoon. Visitors to the site can search through the list of missing persons, register people that they have lost contact with or report that they themselves are alive. Donate here.
ShelterBox provides emergency shelter kits and lifesaving supplies for families affected by disasters. To date, they have distributed 1,500 standard kits, 16 midi tents and 202 boxes of supplies to families in the Philippines and will continue to send aid every two weeks over the next few months. Donate here.
The United Children’s Fund is providing water purification tablets, medical kits, nutrition supplies and other emergency supplies to children and families affected by the typhoon. Donate here or call 1.800.FOR.KIDS to donate by phone.
World Vision has stated that donations made to their organization will provide essential supplies like blankets, mosquito nets, hygiene kits, shelter and food to families in need. Make a donation here.