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How To Help Those Affected By The Philippines Typhoon

Jessica DeJesus

Though I'm an ocean away, this disaster literally hits home for me as a native Filipino. My immediate family has escaped the worst of it, but there are thousands of people who have lost their lives and thousands more who need support.

The following organizations are mobilizing and deploying major disaster relief efforts:

World Food Programme
Red Cross
The Philippine Red Cross
...and more

Also check out Charity Navigator for rankings on donation methods. Thanks, Alex B.

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  • End Trafficking

    Situation in Numbers:
    4,598,000 children affected out of 11,500,000 people affected
    217,800 children are displaced out of 544,600 people displaced

    In order to prioritize support to the Philippines crisis, UNICEF quickly deployed an Immediate Response Team to support program response and cluster coordination in affected areas within 48 hours. In addition, UNICEF immediately released USD $5 million from its Emergency Program Funds to support kick-starting the response.
    At the onset, UNICEF mobilized supplies available in the country to benefit over 3,000 families in the affected areas, with distribution prioritized for Tacloban City. Supplies included therapeutic food for children, health kits and water and hygiene kits. An additional 10,000 families will soon be provided with water purification tablets, soap, medical kits, tarpaulins and micronutrient supplements and other supplies airlifted into the country.

    If you haven't donated yet, please consider donating today. The need is overwhelming, and UNICEF's resources in the Philippines are stretched. That means any gift you give now will be put to use immediately to ship more clean water, nutritious food, vaccines, sanitation supplies and medicine to the most desperate children. Go here to donate to UNICEF:

  • David Roose

    You can also donate online to anyone of these orgs that are helping with disaster relief in one place, in our crowdfunding site we setup to help raise funds for super Typhoon Haiyan.

    All funds go to directly to these orgs helping in the Philippines.

  • Emily Pasnak-Lapchick

    UNICEF has been working in the Philippines since 1948 and has saved more children's lives than any organization in the world! Over the weekend UNICEF had already sent 60 metric tons of emergency supplies and helped 3,000 families with food, water, and health needs using local supplies.

    You can help by:

    1. Donating online at

    2. Hosting a fundraiser at

    3. Texting RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10


    4. Donating by phone at 1-800-FOR-KIDS

  • maegaggles

    I donated to Mercy Corps because you can use Paypal, it is so easy and these people need your help!

  • adiie123

    Is there any organization from China ?

  • Alex Beauchamp

    I would like to add Direct Relief to the list ( - they get medical aid directly to those affected. 100% of donations go straight to relief. They rank very highly on Charity Navigator (a site you should check out before you donate to anyone).