Cochrane, AB, November 11, 2013—Typhoon relief assessment has begun in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the islands on Friday, November 7. Haiyan is the most powerful typhoon to make landfall, according to news reports. The devastation is great and thousands of people have been affected, with many now living in dangerous conditions.
As of November 11, 2013, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has reported 1,774 people dead, 2,487 injured and 82 missing, in addition to over half a million people displaced as a result of the typhoon.
Canadian Global Response partners are on the ground assessing the damage and have reported that water, food, and shelter are immediate priorities. If you would like to donate to the relief efforts in the Philippines, you can send a cheque to our office (100 Convention Way, Cochrane, AB T4C 2G2) or donate online by going to the donations page through the above link. Your gift will help propel our efforts to provide necessary food and water for the survival of those affected.
We will continue to update our web outlets as more information concerning the situation and response to the disaster becomes available.
(“Everywhere, people are trying to dry their soaked clothes.” Photo Credit: Arlynn Aquino EU/ECHO, Leyte, Philippines, November 2013)