In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan’s destructive landfall in the Philippines, relief organizations across the globe have collectively spearheaded a massive effort to aid survivors and restore order to the chaos. Various estimates indicate that roughly 11 million Filipino men, women, and children have been affected by the storm. If you’d like to make a donation or otherwise pledge support to this cause, here are some of the organizations currently working in the Philippines:
Action Against Hunger is currently distributing plenty of food to survivors, as well as clean water, soap, chlorine packets, and sanitary implements to help typhoon victims avoid infections and waterborne diseases. Donate to Action Against Hunger online.
The American Red Cross has dispatched volunteers to provide meals and medical assistance to survivors. The organization is also working to help people in the U.S. locate relatives and friends who have gone missing in the Philippines since the typhoon struck. Donate to the American Red Cross online.
Americares has shipped antibiotics, bandages, antiseptic ointments, pain medication, and other medical supplies that will reach more than 20,000 survivors. The organization has also sent a relief team and two “emergency medical modules” to the Philippines. Donate to Americares online.
Catholic Relief Services are working to improve sanitation and hygiene by installing secure temporary shelters, medical tents, and toilets throughout the hardest hit areas of the Philippines. The organization hopes to assist at least 32,000 affected citizens. Donate to Catholic Relief Services online.
Childfund International, an organization that has operated in the Philippines for nearly 60 years, has established several evacuation centers for young survivors and sent grief counselors to aid families who lost relatives in the typhoon. The organization is also dispering food and drinking water throughout affected communities. Donate to Childfund International online.
Doctors Without Borders has shipped 200 tons of medical supplies and equipment, including syringes, hygiene kits, and mobile hospital tents. The organization is also working closely with local ministries of health to assess survivor needs and reach people in remote affected areas. Donate to Doctors Without Borders online.
International Medical Corps has dispatched teams of doctors and sanitation experts to the Philippines. The organization’s primary goals are to help prevent and control medical infections, restore clean water supplies, and aid victims of dehydration and starvation. Donate to International Medical Corps online.
Lutheran World Relief is currently raising the funds needed to supply food, water, medicine, and shelters to typhoon survivors. The organization’s goal is to generate a relief fund of at least $2.5 million. Donate to Lutheran World Relief online.
Mammoth Medical has dispatched a team of surgeons and other medical specialists to the Philippines, along with more than 30 packages of syringes, vaccines, pain relievers, and other much-needed supplies. Donate to Mammoth Medical online.
Operation USA is another organization working to install water purification units throughout regions affected by the typhoon. Donate to Operation USA online, or text ‘AID’ to 50555 for an automatic donation of $10.
Oxfam International has volunteers in the Philippines working to restore electrical power and sanitation to affected communities and provide food, water, medicine, and shelter for survivors. The organization’s goal is to assist 500,000 Filipino citizens. Donate to Oxfam International online.
The Philippine Red Cross is working in conjunction with other relief agencies, and has mobilized 100 outposts in order to reach all of the affected areas. At this time, the Philippine Red Cross’s official website has crashed; when it is restored, the option for online donations will be available.
The Salvation Army has ensured that 100-percent of all donations received will be allocated toward typhoon relief in an effort to “immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors.” Donate to The Salvation Army online, or text ‘TYPHOON’ to #80888 for an automatic donation of $10.
Save the Children is working to provide families with food, drinking water, and hygiene kits. The organization is also installing “educational tents” in areas where schools have been destroyed, and providing children in these areas with learning supplies. Donate to Save the Children online.
Shelterbox is aiding those who have lost their homes or been displaced by the storm. The organization is currently distributing survival kits that include tents, hygiene supplies, and other essential items. Donate to Shelterbox online.
UNICEF is gathering clothes, medicine, hygiene supplies, and clean water for child typhoon victims. Sixty-six tons of relief items have already been shipped to the Philippines, while larger fixtures ― such as water filtration units and sanitation systems ― are being airlifted to affected areas. Donate to UNICEF online.
Team Rubicon has installed medical triage units in Tacloban, where 10,000 casualties were initiatlly reported after the typhoon struck. The organization has also dispatched first responders and search-and-rescue teams. Donate to Team Rubicon online.
Waves for Water (W4W) has dispatched volunteers to the Philippines, where they are working to install 200 water filtration units that will aid as many as 20,000 survivors. The organization is partnering with Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) and Hurley H20 for this effort. Donate to Waves for Water online.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has pledged $2 million in aid and 40 tons of food (mostly fortified biscuits) that will be shipped to the affected areas of the Philippines. WFP representatives are also working closely with Filipino officials to manage the mind-boggling logistics of this disaster in order to provide sufficient support. Donate to the World Food Programme online.
World Vision is working to disperse relief supplies to people living in affected areas. The organization’s goal is to provide food, emergency shelter units, and hygiene kits that will aid as many as 1.2 million survivors. Donate to World Vision online.