S.O.S The Philippines!

The Philippines needs our help!! What can you do to contribute with the persons who survived the typhoon?

We provide you some links where you can find more information, and donate money, food or clothes.

In USA

ShelterBox
ShelterBox, an emergency relief organization, provides families with a survival kit that includes a tent and other essential items while they are displaced or homeless. Learn more here.

UNICEF
Anticipating that children will likely be among the worst affected by the typhoon, UNICEF is working on getting essential medicines, nutrition supplies, safe water and hygiene supplies to children and families in the area. Learn more here.

Action Against Hunger
The international poverty-fighting nonprofit, which provides sustainable global food and water solutions, is distributing drinking water, buckets, soap and chlorine tablets. It’s also providing sanitation equipment to help prevent waterborne diseases. Learn more here.

Team Rubicon
The nonprofit, which galvanizes first responders and veterans to help in times of crises, has sent a group of specialists to aid in search-and rescue, medical triage and medical relief. A second team will be deployed Nov. 12 to create a supply chain for field work. Learn more here.

In the UK

Plan UK is providing shelters, hygiene kits and school equipment to families affected by the typhoon.

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has sent an emergency team to Manila and launched a $10m appeal in order to implement the most appropriate response.

HelpAge is working with the coalition of services of the elderly (COSE), to send staff to affected areas. It is developing a relief plan to meet older people’s most urgent needs.

ActionAid has put a local assessment team on standby in Vietnam.

In Australia

World Vision Australia does not have a specific typhoon Haiyan appeal, but you can make donations to its emergency and preparedness fund, which will go towards its work – already under way – in the Philippines and Vietnam.

Australia for UNHCR has mobilised teams to pool resources, food and non-food items and distribute them to victims of the typhoon. It is sending 200 tonnes of medical equipment as well as adding to its on-the-ground team with extra personnel, including medical staff and psychologists.

Anglican Overseas Aid is swinging into action to bring urgent aid to people.

The international Caritas network is responding to affected communities, providing shelter, clean water, sanitation, hygiene and household relief.

The Australian Red Cross is also asking for donations to help in the provision of emergency relief, rehabilitation and recovery to both the Philippines and Vietnam.

Médecins Sans Frontières is sending an extra 50 people to its team in Cebu. It is sending 329 tonnes of medical and relief cargo.

Oxfam Australia is aiming to raise $17m in donations to provide relief to half a million people in affected communities in the Philippines.

If you have information about somebody or want to find your family or friends you can do it through person finder. 

 Source: The Guardian & USA Today

@ivettemb & @jeffinergon

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