Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, devastating portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, in early-November 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon recorded in modern history, killing at least 6,300 people in the country. Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of one-minute sustained wind speed. The organizations listed below are mobilizing and deploying Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts. Please help!
Emergency Support

American Red Cross - The humanitarian and disaster relief organization has sent emergency responders and volunteers to provide meals and relief items.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - JDC staff experts are consulting with local authorities and global partners to assess the unfolding situation on the ground; shipping food, shelter, hygiene and medical supplies, ensuring the provision of water and sanitation items and shelter support with the support of the Afya Foundation and Catholic Relief Services and providing emergency support for children through its partnership with UNICEF.

CARE - Amid extremely difficult circumstances, CARE’s emergency response teams are working around the clock and ramping up relief efforts to remote areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

Catholic Relief Services - CRS will provide shelter, water, toilets and more. The charitable arm aims to provide temporary housing for 32,000 families in three areas.

Convoy of Hope - The group's Global Disaster Response Team has shipping containers full of food and supplies on the way to the Philippines. The organization is preparing more supplies to be sent like canned goods, hygiene kits and water filtration units.

International Rescue Commmittee - The organization, which specializes in humanitarian crises, is sending a relief team to help provide water and sanitation systems.

Mercy Corps - The organization's seasoned emergency responders are on the ground and working with partners to rush lifesaving relief to survivors.

Operation Blessings International - Teams are bringing emergency relief such as food, clean water, sleeping mats, blankets and more to affected families in the hardest hit areas.

OXFAM America - They will be building emergency latrines, setting up mobile water treatment units, and installing tanks and taps to deliver clean water to hard-hit communities – while helping ensure that families also have access to food and other essentials.

Philippine Red Cross - Mobilized its 100 local outposts to help with relief effort.

Philippine Relief Fund - A Non-Profit Organization dedicated to raising financial support for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Team Rubicon -A nonprofit organization, which galvanizes first responders and veterans to help in times of crises, has sent a group of specialists to aid in search-and rescue, medical triage and medical relief.

Food and Water

Action Againts Hunger - is on the ground providing drinking water and survival kits containing buckets, soap and chlorine tablets.

Samaritan's Purse - Deployed disaster response specialists immediately after the storm. Community water filters, protective tarps, blankets, hygiene kits, and emergency family food packets are being distributed to storm victims.

Tanging Yaman - The organization distributed 6,000 family packs to the municipality of Isabel and the city of Ormoc. Each family pack contains rice, food products, water, clothing, hygienic kit, laundry soap, and a water pail.

UN World Food Program - The UN's hunger-fighting organization has allocated an immediate $2 million for Haiyan relief, with a greater appeal pending as needs become apparent.

Water Missions International - working to provide safe drinking water for those in need around Cebu, Philippines, one of the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan. They're setting up water treatment systems and portable water chlorinators.

World Vision - The Christian humanitarian organization that specifically supports families living in poverty is providing food, water and hygiene kits at the evacuation centers.

Medical Assistance

AmeriCares - AmeriCares has shipped $1.4 million in aid to help meet the immediate needs of survivors. A new shipment of $1 million in crucial medical aid left their U.S. warehouse on November 15, along with a second air shipment from their warehouse in Amsterdam.

Catholic Medical Mission Board - mobilized medicines and medical supplies for victims.

Direct Relief - Direct Relief is delivering a world of good to people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the following ways; sending critically-needed medicines and supplies, equipping medical response teams, and utilizing technology to ensure effectiveness.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) - The international medical humanitarian organization is sending 200 tons of medical and relief items, including vaccines, tents and hygiene kits. MSF is now active on the islands of Samar, Leyte, and Panay, and has most recently started assessing needs on Masbate. More staff are en route and further substantial cargo flights of relief items are also on their way.

Doctors of the World/Médecins du Monde - dispatched a team of doctors and support staff to give immediate medical care to those in need.

Heart to Heart International - dispatched a team of doctors and support staff to give immediate medical care to those in need.

International Medical Corps - The emergency response team is providing infection control, clean water and food to families in the hardest hit areas.

Mammoth Medical Missions - Among the first to bring aid to Tanauan, approximately 30 miles south of Tacloban, following Typhoon Haiyan, enabling them to be among the first groups to provide medical assistance.

Project HOPE - Sending $1 million of donated medicines, medical supplies and other equipment to support relief efforts in areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

Helping Children

ChildFund - Repair and restore homes, schools and vital social infrastructure such as water, sanitation and hygiene systems to prevent disease. Provide Child-Centered Spaces and psychosocial support to help children cope and recover confidence after an emergency.

Compassion - Provide the relief, recovery, and rehabilitation that is vital to restore families affected by this massive storm.

Feed My Starving Children - Half a million meals from are being distributed to Typhoon Haiyan survivors. An additional 2.5 million meals have been requested by humanitarian organizations working in the region.

Handicap International - Co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Handicap International supports people with disabilities and vulnerable populations in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

PLAN - are also on the ground responding to the needs of children and their families. Their priorities are vulnerable youngsters and communities in rural locations.

Save The Children - The organization, which prioritizes kids' needs, has sent relief kits for children and families, including household cleaning items, temporary school tents and learning materials.

UNICEF- Anticipating that children will likely be among the worst affected by the typhoon, UNICEF is working on getting essential medicines, nutrition supplies, safe water and hygiene supplies to children and families in the area.


Architecture for Humanity - Working to begin understanding the on-the-ground situation to prioritize rebuilding needs and help affected regions build back better and stronger.

Habitat For Humanity Philippines - Habitat for Humanity Philippines is in the works of extending help to 30,000 families who need shelter repair kits to re-build their damaged houses. So far, teams are deployed in different areas now providing Emergency Shelter Kits (ESKs) to those who most need it.

Gawad Kalinga - Rebuilding communities in typhoon-hit areas, repacking and distributing food packs containing a combination of rice, canned goods and water. GK empowers communities to be self-reliant and sustainable by building up its people towards unity and self-governance then ultimately service for others.

Shelter Box - ShelterBox has had personnel and equipment on the ground in the Philippines since last month’s earthquake, and has since committed teams for at least three months and enough aid to help up to 4,000 people.

UNHCR-UN Refugee Agency - Working with the Philippine government to establish safe cluster zones for those displaced in the typhoon-affected areas. They're also distributing tents and housing essentials, including clothing, blankets and solar powered lanterns for over 16,000 displaced families.