When super typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines last Friday, it left in its wake death and destruction. Men, women and children were swept out to sea, drowned where they hoped to find shelter, or crushed by buildings.

With sustained winds of 295 kph, and reported gusts reaching up to 375 kph, Haiyan may well prove to be the most powerful storm to make landfall ever recorded.

Five days later, authorities are still unable to keep up and in their concentrated efforts to aid survivors, the dead remain in the streets, unattended. As of today, approximately 670,000 people are displaced, 1,774 are confirmed dead while 2,487 are injured and more still missing. The affected areas are in complete chaos and the people are desperate for aid, resulting in a serious security issue.

We must move quickly to respond.

We are already operational on the ground and is providing medical relief and distributing Emergency Response Packages to families in Tacloban and Ormoc. While overall, aid has been slow due to the overwhelming scale of the disaster and challenges in delivering supplies, GAiN has staff on the ground, assembling 4,500 aid packages to help up to 22,500 people.

Each package contains food, water and emergency supplies for a family of five for one week, including items such as biscuits, bread, rice, sardines, water, blankets, towels, sleeping mats, and canvas to serve as a tent, as well as used clothing.

The first week is critical in reaching those most affected by this disaster. Not only is there an immediate need for potable water, food and other emergency supplies, but as the disaster response continues, inflated food prices will exacerbate an already desperate situation.

We urge you to respond immediately. You can make a direct impact by donating towards our Emergency Response Packages:

Help 1 family    (5 people)   for 1 week: P  5,300 Php

Help 2 families (10 people) for 1 week: P10,600 Php

Help 3 families (15 people) for 1 week: P15,900 Php

Help 4 families (20 people) for 1 week: P21,200 Php

Help 5 families (25 people) for 1 week: P26,500 Php



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