How You Can Help: Typhoon Haiyan

An estimated 10,000 are feared dead after massive typhoon tears through the Philippines.

Survivors walk under a fallen electric post after Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines. (Photo: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)

Callie Spaide is Participant Media’s Manager of Digital Social Action.

With winds reported at more than 145 mph, Typhoon Haiyan has left a trail of devastation across central Philippines. While the extent of the damage is still unknown, the death toll is estimated at 10,000, and another 4.3 million have been affected by the storm.

Organizations are quickly mobilizing to help survivors. Here are a few ways you can support their emergency response:

• Donate to support the International Rescue Committee’s emergency response in the Philippines.

• Mercy Corps is working with partners on the ground to get emergency supplies and care to survivors. Givetoday to help their work on the ground.

• Mammoth Medical Missions has a team of doctors on the ground providing emergency medical care.

• CARE is delivering food, water, shelter, and other essentials to survivors. Help reach more survivors with crucial supplies.

• The Red Cross has activated its family tracing services, helping families and friends reunite. You can support this work here.

• International Medical Corps has been first responder to numerous natural disasters in Southeast Asia, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Support its emergency response teams in the Philippines here.

• Oxfam’s emergency response teams are on the ground across the Philippines ready to deploy lifesaving water and sanitation materials. Support their work to get food, clean water, and shelter to survivors.

• World Society for the Protection of Animals is on the ground working with local organizations to get urgent help to animals and their owners. Give here to help it provide emergency medical care and shelter to animals affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

• Habitat for Humanity has provided tens of thousands of families with shelter repair kits to rebuild their damaged homes. 

• With an estimated 4 million children affected by the storm, UNICEF has an emergency response team ready to get food, shelter, and emergency supplies to families.

• Waka Waka, which manufactures high-tech, low-cost solar-powered lamps, will donate a lamp to families displaced by the typhoon for every purchase made on its site.

• Concern USA is reaching remote areas that need cricial supplies and medical care.

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