Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Organizations Accepting Donations for Post-Typhoon Relief Efforts in Philippines and Vietnam

Here are several organizations supplying aid and support to victims of Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines).
World Food Programme: WFP is mobilizing quickly to reach those in need. Make a donation now to provide emergency food assistance to families and children.

Doctors Without Borders: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières provides medical aid to those most in need regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation.

American Red Cross: Sending support specialists to help the hardest hit areas.
Direct Relief International: Direct Relief is collaborating with its partner on the ground, Asia America Initiative (AAI), to coordinate the delivery of needed medical aid, which is expected to arrive in the Philippines capital, Manila, early next week.  The donation contains antibiotics, pain relievers, nutritional supplements, anti-fungal medications, wound dressings, and chronic disease medicines.

Mercy Corps: Mercy Corps is launching immediate relief efforts after one of the strongest storms in recorded history devastates the Philippines.
Oxfam: Oxfam rapid assessment teams are poised to provide emergency supplies and shelter in parts of the Philippines hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
ShelterBox: Donations designated toward ShelterBox’s Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts will be used to supply the most vital equipment needed and will not be assigned box tracking numbers. Each ShelterBox supplies an extended family with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.
UNICEF: UNICEF is working to provide safe water, hygiene supplies, food, shelter and a safe environment to recover.
Locally, Brother's Brother Foundation is working with the Philippine American Medical Society of Western Pennsylvania to provide short term and long term assistance in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda which devastated parts of the central Philippines. BBF has worked with PAMS and other Philippine American groups for more than 30 years to send medical supplies to over 30 Philippine hospitals. PAMS supports medical assistance by ocean-going container shipments each year with BBF and sends upward of 70 medical volunteers annually to poorer parts of the Philippines.

Sources: Yahoo, individual organizations

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