Sunday, November 10, 2013

How to Help the Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan

To assist, please consider donating to any one of the following emergency relief nonprofits listed below.  As always, please research any nonprofit you are considering donating to before doing so.  You can research organizations (for free) at Charity Navigator (which has already set up a 'safe organizations for donors to give to list' for the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan disaster response).  Always remember, after a major disaster, that unfortunately there are scam artists creating fake organizations or relief funds.  Be prudent before donating, research organizations you are considering giving to, and your donation will go to assist victims, as you intend.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are already on the ground in Philippines and conducting search efforts and have emergency supplies ready to be distributed now.  To quote their site's web page about the IFRC's Haiyan assistance work, "The IFRC has released 500,000 Swiss francs (545,000 US dollars) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to assist the humanitarian effort on the ground, as the typhoon is now leaving the Philippines and heading across the South China Sea towards Viet Nam." - See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/philippines/thousands-of-homes-destroyed-by-typhoon-haiyan-in-philippines-63686/#sthash.MYj3F4Pu.dpuf

Red Cross is also already on the ground in the Philippines.  To quote their Haiyan web page (on their site), besides also providing search and rescue services and having emergency supplies at the ready, the Red Cross, "The American Red Cross deployed two disaster relief specialists on Saturday to assist in the assessment and relief efforts. Since communication is still very limited in the hardest hit communities, the American Red Cross will also send two telecommunication specialists and a satellite system in the coming days.  The Red Cross has activated its family tracing services. If you are looking for a missing family member in the Philippines,..."  - See more at: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Sends-Support-to-Philippines-for-Typhoon-Response

UNICEF "UNICEF staff in the Philippines are rushing into position to deliver aid. More emergency experts are on the way. In Copenhagen, 60 metric tons of emergency supplies — for the health, medical and shelter needs of children — are being readied for an emergency airlift, to arrive within 48 hours."  See more at https://secure.unicefusa.org/site/Donation2?df_id=16500&16500.donation=form1

Doctors Without Borders "Emergency teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) arrived in Cebu, the Philippines, on Nov. 9."  "... MSF is strengthening its teams with an additional 30 people including medical personnel, logisticians and psychologists arriving in the coming days. MSF is also sending 200 tons of medical and relief items, which will arrive in Cebu within the next three days. A first cargo plane will leave from Dubai tomorrow, and a second will depart Belgium on Tuesday. The humanitarian cargo includes medical kits for treating wounded, material for medical consultations, tetanus vaccines, and relief items such as tents and hygiene kits." 
MSF is strengthening its teams with an additional 30 people including medical personnel, logisticians and psychologists arriving in the coming days. MSF is also sending 200 tons of medical and relief items, which will arrive in Cebu within the next three days. A first cargo plane will leave from Dubai tomorrow, and a second will depart Belgium on Tuesday. The humanitarian cargo includes medical kits for treating wounded, material for medical consultations, tetanus vaccines, and relief items such as tents and hygiene kits.  - See more at: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=7140&cat=field-news#sthash.iuq0r3WE.dpuf
- See more at: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=7140&cat=field-news#sthash.iuq0r3WE.dpuf
Emergency teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) arrived in Cebu, the Philippines, on Nov. 9. - See more at: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/news/article.cfm?id=7140&cat=field-news#sthash.iuq0r3WE.dpuf
The IFRC has released 500,000 Swiss francs (545,000 US dollars) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to assist the humanitarian effort on the ground, as the typhoon is now leaving the Philippines and heading across the South China Sea towards Viet Nam. - See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/philippines/thousands-of-homes-destroyed-by-typhoon-haiyan-in-philippines-63686/#sthash.MYj3F4Pu.dpuf
The IFRC has released 500,000 Swiss francs (545,000 US dollars) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to assist the humanitarian effort on the ground, as the typhoon is now leaving the Philippines and heading across the South China Sea towards Viet Nam. - See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/philippines/thousands-of-homes-destroyed-by-typhoon-haiyan-in-philippines-63686/#sthash.MYj3F4Pu.dpuf
The IFRC has released 500,000 Swiss francs (545,000 US dollars) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to assist the humanitarian effort on the ground, as the typhoon is now leaving the Philippines and heading across the South China Sea towards Viet Nam. - See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/philippines/thousands-of-homes-destroyed-by-typhoon-haiyan-in-philippines-63686/#sthash.MYj3F4Pu.dpuf

he IFRC has released 500,000 Swiss francs (545,000 US dollars) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to assist the humanitarian effort on the ground, as the typhoon is now leaving the Philippines and heading across the South China Sea towards Viet Nam. - See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/philippines/thousands-of-homes-destroyed-by-typhoon-haiyan-in-philippines-63686/#sthash.MYj3F4Pu.dpuf
The IFRC has released 500,000 Swiss francs (545,000 US dollars) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to assist the humanitarian effort on the ground, as the typhoon is now leaving the Philippines and heading across the South China Sea towards Viet Nam. - See more at: http://www.ifrc.org/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/philippines/thousands-of-homes-destroyed-by-typhoon-haiyan-in-philippines-63686/#sthash.MYj3F4Pu.dp
 
 
Animal Welfare
 
Humane Society International

The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (whose acronym is "PAWS" but is not affiliated with the American animal welfare organization, PAWS, but is its own stand alone Filipino nonprofit).

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