Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on 8 November, bringing death and destruction to nine regions of the country.
Typhoon Haiyan is one of the strongest storms to ever make landfall and its impact has been catastrophic.
Initial estimates indicate that more than 10,000 people have been killed and thousands more injured.
Winds more than 300 km/h and massive storm surges have affected at least 9.5 million people and more than 618,000 people are displaced. These figures are rising as emergency rescue crews gain access to areas currently cut off by debris.
RedR Australia is stepping up its humanitarian support to the Philippines, through the provision of skilled emergency relief personnel.
Our United Nations Standby Partner agencies – UNICEF, UNHCR, the World Food Programme, World Health Organization and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, are providing life-saving assistance on the ground and have identified several key areas of need:
• Water, sanitation and hygiene
• Information and communications technology
• Information management
• Public health and nutrition
• Child protection
• Assessment, monitoring and evaluation
RedR are busy mobilising personnel from the above skills backgrounds for immediate deployment and are calling out for assistance, to enable us to help those most in need.
If your family and friends, or you personally are planning to donate to the relief effort, please consider RedR Australia’s Philippines Appeal.
Money donated will directly fund the deployment of skilled and trained experts to aid in the response.