Relief efforts are in high gear in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. Over 9.6 million people are affected in its wake with hundreds of thousands in evacuation centers. There is a staggering number of casualties reported, and the number is expected to rise when communications to remote areas are re-established. Typhoon Yolanda, considered the “strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in 2013,″ poses a challenge that will require massive resources.
Please consider making a financial donation that will be earmarked for supporting relief operations in municipalities in the central Philippines hardest hit by the typhoon. The US-Philippines Society is working with its Philippine partners to deliver disaster relief kits to victims who are most vulnerable to the health-related effects of typhoon damage. The initial assessment shows an estimated 70,000 households affected in the targeted areas.
Each relief kit costs US$40 and will provide five days’ worth of supplies for a family of five based on Sphere Minimum Standards for Humanitarian Assistance. Each kit will include non-food items (water container, blanket, sleeping mat, mosquito net, bath soap, cooking pot) and food items (8-10 kilos of rice, half kilo of dried fish, 3 cans of sardines, 1 kilo of sugar, ¼ kilo salt, ¼ kilo dried beans, 1 pint of cooking oil).
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