Relief Philippines Typhoon Haiyan

Along the coast from Tacloban, cargo ships ploughed into the coastline at Anibong town. Woman in St. Joseph Church devastated by loss Strip of land, destroyed houses and ports Woman survivor sifting through the wreckage of her home in a desperate hunt for provisions and belongings.
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Philippines Relief

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.

Overview

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.

Please pray:

  • 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.

Bringing joy back to the children.
Roads are blocked in the north Cebu town of Daanbantayan
Damage wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the northern Cebu town of Borbon
U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington and other ships
Aid is now getting through to some of the areas badly hit by the storm
St Joseph Church in the city of Tacloban was among the buildings damaged by Typhoon Haiyan
But with many roads and communication links destroyed, it has been difficult to make a full assessment of the impact
Helicopters from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington are now helping with the aid effort

Bringing joy back to the children.

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**Photo Credits

Woman survivor sifting through the wreckage of her home in a desperate hunt for provisions and belongings.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24899001

Strip of land, destroyed houses and ports
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24954011

Woman in St. Joseph Church devastated by loss
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24954011

Along the coast from Tacloban, cargo ships ploughed into the coastline at Anibong town.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24899001

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