Millions Suffering – Help Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ravaged the Philippines on November 8, leaving utter devastation in its wake. Weather experts have said the storm was three-and-a-half times as strong as Hurricane Katrina, which cost $108 billion in relief. Two local officials have stated they estimate 10,000 to be dead. Bodies are still being located all across the landscape, in rivers, and beneath the wreckage of towns and cities. Aid workers worry the underground wells used for drinking water may be contaminated and dangerous for those seeking out any food or water they can find.
According to the latest estimates, up to 4 million people may be affected by the disaster. Transportation is disrupted, communication links are down, and debris is blocking roads throughout the country. Still unsteady from a massive earthquake in October and heavy monsoon flooding, the Philippines need help now more than ever. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) is being billed as this year’s most powerful tropical storm, equivalent to a category 5 hurricane and has moved on to affect other countries in the area such as Vietnam.
Several GreaterGood disaster relief partners are on the ground directly helping people impacted by the storm.