ADRA helps Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines
It’s already been over a week since the deadly Typhoon Haiyan, hit the Philippines on November, 8 , and already the outreach response has been incredible. Even ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) has been working hard to provide relief to the affected people and give help to the affected regions.
Typhoon Haiyan, with a maximum sustained wind of 195 mph, affected nearly 11.8 million people in the Central Philippines. However, prior to the storm 125,604 people in the target area were evacuated to 335 evacuation centers to reduce the risk of harm to the inhabitants. Haiyan is assumed to be the strongest tropical storm to hit land in history.
Electricity and cell towers are out in 10 different provinces of the Philippines (Antique, Aklan, Capiz, Cebu, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Samar, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar [and Bohol as an effect of the outage in Samar]) due to the storm some communication has been understandably difficult. Effects from the storm like mudslides and flash floods were also reported. It has been reported that there are 921,212 displaced people in the region. The storm has done massive damage and obviously left the people in the Philippines incredibly devastated. The area is torn up and left in an unbelievable mess.
As usual with huge disasters like this one, many organizations have responded to help. In anticipation of the storm ADRA was ready to help soften the after effects of the typhoon by working to provide shelter, water, food, and sanitation. They have already been mobilized in the area of Northern Cebu and Iloilo. The ADRA global network is also working to get to the Philippines to provide extra help despite travel into the area being increasingly difficult due to the damages.
The everyday person can make a difference to the destruction in the Philippines without going overseas. ADRA has posted on their website ways to help the typhoon victims. Some of these ways include donating money to help relief through ADRA and notifying people in your church to help too. ADRA uses all of the proceeds donated directly to the cause and takes none for themselves.
If your interested in reading the whole list, click on this link and comment on how you plan on helping Typhoon Haiyan victims.
Posted on November 18, 2013, in News, Top Stories and tagged 2001 Pacific typhoon season, ADRA, adventist, Aklan, Antique, Biliran, Bohol, Capiz, Cebu, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Philippine, Philippines, Samar, Southern Leyte, Typhoon, Typhoon Haiyan, Weather, Weather Phenomena. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.