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Urgent Humanitarian Crisis in Philippines

Blog Team
Nov 14, 2013

The situation is dismal . . . tens of thousands of people are living in the open . . . exposed to rain and wind.” – U.N. Humanitarian Chief, Valerie Amos

The incomprehensible devastation inflicted on millions of Filipinos by super Typhoon Haiyan is just the opening scene of an unfolding humanitarian nightmare.

The official death toll has soared well into the thousands while many more are expected to be uncovered from the miles of debris that litter the surrounding landscape.

Typhoon Haiyan destruction

Nearly everyone has lost someone. Cries of desperation can be heard from all directions as mass graves begin to fill with unidentified bodies.

Food and clean water are scarce and medical care for the thousands who are injured is virtually nonexistent.

World Help is concentrating aid distribution on the coastal communities hit directly by Haiyan. Our team is working nonstop on the island of Bantanyan, where 135,000 residents are in dire need.

Even the designated safety areas couldn’t withstand the storms pressure. We learned that in Bantanyan, over 600 people who had gathered in a storm shelter were killed when the roof collapsed.

Watch Typhoon Haiyan | Crisis Relief from World Help on Vimeo.

In total, over 11.5 million people were affected in some way by Typhoon Haiyan, and our mission is to reach as many as possible with immediate, life-saving aid. To meet this urgent need, we desperately need your help.

Our aid partners have packed thousands of relief kits filled with water, rice, noodles, canned goods, and basic cooking staples that will help keep families alive in the coming days ahead.

Temporary shelters are needed to help meet the needs of the staggering 545,000 Filipinos who have been displaced by Haiyan.

Haiyan destruction typhoon

Your generous gift today is vital—it can help reach defenseless victims with the supplies they need to keep their children alive . . . to survive another day . . . to begin to rebuild.

We urge you to join us in reaching the thousands of Filipinos who desperately need immediate assistance. This is urgent—a matter of life or death.

Today, you can be the answer to their prayers.

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Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Response


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