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You Can Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors:

  • With a goal to help 100,000 families, CRS first prioritized emergency shelter, water and sanitation, household relief items (blankets, kitchen items, cookware), potable water and toilets.
  • Relief effort now transitions from emergency assistance to programs that emphasize longer-term recovery and stability.
  • CRS distributed tarpaulins, nail kits and tool kits and is now providing medium and longer-term shelter options.
  • Communities are returning to normal, thanks to the clearing of streets and the construction of homes.
  • There are 3 million people located within 30 miles of the direct path. There is a high level of devastation especially in these areas.
  • The Department of Social Welfare and Development reports approximately 9.5 million people affected over 9 regions across the Visayas region.
  • The hardest-hit areas had no water, no food, no electricity or other supplies.
  • The geographic scale, impact, affected numbers, and casualties are being compared to the 2004 tsunami or Haiti Earthquake.
  • The government has officially welcomed international assistance.
  • CRS will ensure that 93% of our expenditures go directly to programs that benefit needy families affected by this emergency.
Typhoon Haiyan
Photo by Reuters/Erik De Castro, courtesy
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