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Relief Philippines Typhoon Haiyan
Possibly the most powerful typhoon ever to make landfall has displaced millions who are in need of relief and security. Act now to provide aid to the most vulnerable.
On the morning of November 8th, category 5 Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) made a direct hit on the Philippines. An estimated 11.3 million people in nine regions—over 10 percent of the country’s population are affected. The death toll is still unknown due to the difficulty reaching some areas. This Typhoon is possibly the most powerful storm ever recorded, wind speeds of 235 km/h and gusts of 275 km/h. Massive storm surges up to six meters high hit Leyte and Samar islands. Many cities and towns experienced widespread destruction, with as much as 90 percent of housing destroyed in some areas. Roads are blocked, and airports and seaports impaired; heavy ships have been thrown inland. Water supply and power are cut; much of the food stocks and other goods are destroyed; many health facilities are not functioning and medical supplies are quickly being exhausted.
Relief workers on the ground describe the destruction to be at the level post the Indonesia tsunami.
IRIS Relief is sending in our 1st response team in the next few weeks. We will be partnering with other relief groups and local churches on the ground. We will be helping to distribute food and aid, be providing basic medical care, psychosocial care in the forms of basic counseling and children’s activities as well as praying for the sick, broken, and hurting. Our team is comprised of people with a wide range of skills from around the world.
- For all those affected by this disaster.
- For the IRIS Relief team as we prepare to go in and make decisions on timing, finances, and where to be.
- About how you can respond to this crisis.
From the News Blog
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In the News
- A Day on the Ground in the Philippines Disaster Zone
BY: IRIS Relief Team Responder
23 December 2013
- IRIS Relief Team Arrived In The Disaster Zone
BY: IRIS Relief Team
16 December 2013
- IRIS Relief Preparing to Respond to the Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
18 November 2013
- Optimism As Tacloban Faces Rebuilding Challenge
8 December 2013
- Typhoon Haiyan: Before and after the storm
16 November 2013
- Typhoon Haiyan: US missionary delivers aid
16 November 2013
- Philippines - Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan
15 November 2013
- Philippines typhoon dead buried in mass grave in hard-hit Tacloban as aid begins to pour in
15 November 2013
Woman survivor sifting through the wreckage of her home in a desperate hunt for provisions and belongings.
Strip of land, destroyed houses and ports
Woman in St. Joseph Church devastated by loss
Along the coast from Tacloban, cargo ships ploughed into the coastline at Anibong town.
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