Typhoon Haiyan Hits the Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan, which is “one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever observed,” hit the Philippines on the morning of November 8. It was 500 miles across, reaching wind speeds of 195mph, with gusts up to 235 mph. The Philippine Red Cross estimates at least 1,200 people were killed by Haiyan, but some reports say that number could be closer to 10,000 when officials make their way to more remote regions of the country. Approximately 9.5 million people have been affected by the storm.

Our Disaster response team has been activated, and are monitoring the situation. We will provide updates as the situation progresses.

Our international relief partners like Save the Children, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Children International, World Vision, Convoy of Hope, ACS International, Second Harvest Asia, ShelterBox, World Food Programme and The Asia Foundation are also pre-positioned and are deploying disaster response teams.

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The Aidmatrix team would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the families of the victims and to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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If you live in the Philippines and wish to make in-kind donations, the list below are items needed by relief organizations in-country. If you live outside of the Philippines and wish to help the relief efforts, financial donations can be made through the Virtual Aid Drive.