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Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts: Ways You Can Help

November 11, 2013 10:08 AM

Philippine and US military personnel load relief goods for Tacloban for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan.  (Photo: JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Philippine and US military personnel load relief goods for Tacloban for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
(Photo: JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

As the Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands face a daunting relief effort, the U.S. and other governments and agencies are sending food, water and supplies to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

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Below is a list of organizations mounting relief efforts and ways you can help.

The Red Cross

The American Red Cross said it has deployed two people to assist with assessments in the Philippines and activated its family tracing services.

It asked those who want to support relief efforts to mail a check to their local American Red Cross chapter, with “Philippines Typhoons and Flood” in the memo line.

Go to redcross.org for local chapter information or redcross.org.ph to donate directly to the Philippine Red Cross.

United Nations World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme said it has allocated $2 million for the disaster response and officials joined an assessment mission to survey damage in Leyte and Samar provinces.

WFP said it will send more than 40 tons of high energy biscuits and work with the Filipino government to help with logistics and emergency communications systems.

To donate, visit wfpusa.org or by text the word AID to 27722 to instantly donate $10.

UNICEF

UNICEF said its staff in the Philippines is being repositioned to help in relief efforts and 66 tons of emergency supplies are being sent from Copenhagen.

Donations can be made to UNICEF at unicef.org/support.

Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is accepting donations on its website, emergencies.crs.org, as it begins moving supplies and staff to respond to the typhoon.

World Vision

World Vision said it is putting together resources to assist 1.2 million people, including food, hygiene kits, emergency shelter and protection.

It asked for one-time donations to be made at worldvision.org.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has begun collecting donations for relief efforts. To contribute, go to www.jdc.org or call 212-687-6200.

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps said it has launched emergency response efforts to provide food, water, shelter and basic supplies to typhoon survivors.

To contribute, go to www.mercycorps.org/typhoon or call (800) 292-3355.

AmeriCares

AmeriCares is preparing to deploy an emergency response team to the Philippines. To donate go to americares.org or call (800) 486-4357.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee has dispatched an emergency team to Manila and launched a $10 million appeal. The IRC will work to determine which of its areas of expertise, from water and sanitation to education, are most needed.

To donate, visit www.rescue.org.

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders said it has 15 members in Cebu city and will send an additional 50 people in the next few days. It said it also is sending 329 tons of medical and relief supplies on three cargo planes.

To donate, go to www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate.

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