- 13 November 2013 | Environment
Typhoon Haiyan has claimed more 2500 lives in the Philippines, with wind speeds reaching 235 mph and destroying thousands of homes.
The regions of Leyte, Tacloban, Samar, Cebu, Bohol, Panay and Mindoro have suffered the power of the natural elements. Death, devastation, and an urgent need for international aid.
More than 580,000 people had been displaced and 41,000 houses had been damaged, according to the local authorities. A total of 11 million people are believed to have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
Food, water and shelter are the main priorities. Then, national authorities are trying to establish law and order, as well as channeling relief goods, medicines, equipment to the people affected.
Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda by the Filipinos, is believed to be one of the most powerful storms on record to make landfall.
The world-class surfing region of Samar has been seriously affected by the storm. Waves For Water is mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative.
At least 200 clean water filtration systems, providing up to 20,000 typhoon victims with access to clean water, almost immediately, will be installed in the country.
Please support the victims of the Typhoon Haiyan, in the Philippines. Donate via Waves For Water.