On 8 November one of the most powerful storms on record struck the Philippines leaving millions of people without a home. Nearly 15 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan and over 4 million people have been displaced from their homes.
‘The level of destruction we’re seeing reported is absolutely staggering,’ said High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres.
Over 1.2 million houses have been damaged and over 200,000 people are still living in evacuation centers.
UNHCR is on the ground, providing emergency shelter and relief, including tents, solar lanterns, plastic sheeting, blankets, mosquito nets, soap and jerry cans for those affected. UNHCR is also helping to ensure the safety of people at risk of violence and those that are particularly vulnerable.
Please help support UNHCR’s work. Your donation will provide life-saving shelter and relief for tens of thousands of typhoon survivors who have lost their homes and are trying to rebuild their lives.
How you can help
A monthly donation will help us reach more families in desperate need of shelter and protection, and allow us to provide long term support.
Can provide two families with jerry cans to transport clean water
Can provide high thermal fleece blankets to keep a family warm
Could provide ten families with synthetic mats to protect them from sleeping on the sodden ground
Can provide a tent to shelter a family from the elements
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Your donation will support UNHCR emergency work in the Philippines and other countries where refugees and internally displaced people are in need.
A monthly gift allows us to help more families in need
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