One of the world’s strongest recorded Typhoons recently plowed through the Philippines leaving catastrophic damage. More than 10,000 estimated people are dead and nearly 620,000 people have been displaced from their homes and communities.
Here are some ways you can offer your aid:
Philippine Red Cross is sending rescue teams to affected areas of the country.
UN humanitarian response depot (UNHRD) have set up hubs with equipment to affected areas.
The UN’s World Food Program is providing food assistance to families and children.
UNHCR is providing emergency resources to the affected areas.
Unicef‘s Philippine branch is trying to provide access to drinkable water, medical supplies, food and shelter.
Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty, is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable goods such as children’s vitamins, rice, kitchen utensils and blankets.
A shipping company is delivering to the Philippines for free.
Candlelight Vigils are being held in various communities to raise relief funds.
Habitat for Humanity plans to offer shelter repair kits for families who need to re-build their damaged houses.
Operation USA will allocate donations directly to relief and recovery efforts.
Below are some of the heartbreaking images of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Warning: Some of the following images may be graphic.