Super Typhoon Haiyan devastates millions in the Philippines
Children peek out from their makeshift shelter in Tacloban, on the eastern island of Leyte on after the typhoon hit. Photo credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images.
Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record, made landfall in the Philippines early November 8, devastating the lives of millions of children and families, and ravaging entire communities in its wake.
Thousands of people have lost their lives and officials fear the death toll will continue to rise. Getting clean drinking water, food, medical supplies and shelter to children and families who survived the typhoon are our immediate priorities.
People walk among debris and destroyed houses in Palo, eastern island of Leyte after devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the area on November 8.
Photo credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images.
As the Philippines struggles to come to terms with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, concern remains high for children and families affected by the storm.
Families are in desperate need of aid. Plan’s staff on the ground report that the disaster is unimaginable, unlike anything they have seen before. Homes have been swept away, schools closed, power lost and clean water supplies destroyed.
Plan has worked in the Philippines for more than 50 years. And we will do everything we can to help people whose lives have been shattered by the storm – especially the most vulnerable. We know that children are the most affected in emergencies, and our focus will be on ensuring their needs are met and that they are protected.
But we need your help to do it.
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Plan is a member of the Canadian Humanitarian Coalition, and its responding as part of the Coalition’s Typhoon Haiyan joint appeal to Canadians. Together saving more lives.