Update: Australian Charities Response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Giving One Percent


 Dec 23

Australian disaster relief agencies are still responding to local needs since Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar in the southern Philippines on November 8th. They are providing life saving supplies of clean water, building temporary shelters and distributing sanitation kits. Over 1.2 million homes were destroyed displacing over four million people.

Here is a list of some charities that are responding to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and what they’ve achieved since Nov 8. This information is also available from our website www.givingonepercent.org.au.

  • Medecins Sans Frontiers  137 international staff are on the ground with 232 tons of supplies. MSF have set up medical field clinics outside the main cities and harder to reach areas providing immediate care, including neo-natal care. They are now active on the islands of Samar, Leyte and Panay.
  • Oxfam  are reinstating the water treatment systems in the municipality. Further distribution…

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