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Super Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 11, 2013 -- 5:17am

Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall around 4 a.m. Monday (4 p.m. Sunday ET) with sustained winds of 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts of 150 kph (93 mph). Below is the information from their site regarding Super Typhoon Haiyan

 

Click here to access unicef's secure donation page 

 

Super Typhoon Haiyan — one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall — has brought terrible destruction to the Philippines. Thousands are feared dead. Up to 4 million children may be affected by the typhoon (called Yolanda locally).

These children desperately need shelter, clean water, medicine and nutrition supplies — the same area is already reeling from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake just three weeks ago.

UNICEF staff in the Philippines are rushing into position to deliver aid. More emergency experts are on the way. In Copenhagen, 60 metric tons of emergency supplies — for the health, medical and shelter needs of children — are being readied for an emergency airlift, to arrive within 48 hours. 

Every moment matters for these children. Please, support UNICEF'S emergency response in the Philippines: $50, $100, $250, $500 or any amount you can give will help save kids' lives.

If you prefer, print a form to send your donation by mail or call 1.800.FOR.KIDS (1.800.367.5437) to donate by phone.


AMERICAN RED CROSS INFO

The American Red Cross deployed two disaster relief specialists on Saturday to assist in the assessment and relief efforts. Since communication is still very limited in the hardest hit communities, the American Red Cross will also send two telecommunication specialists and a satellite system in the coming days.

The Red Cross has activated its family tracing services. If you are looking for a missing family member in the Philippines, please remember that many phones lines are down. Please continue trying. If you are still unable to reach them, contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross to initiate a tracing case.

Philippine Red Cross volunteer rescue and relief teams are providing assistance in the hardest hit communities, including assisting in search and rescue efforts and distributing food and relief supplies to survivors.

As Haiyan approaches Vietnam the Red Cross continues its relief efforts to communities affected by Typhoons Wutip and Nari, including an American Red Cross volunteer working there.

To support relief efforts for this typhoon, click here.

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