On the Ground in the Philippines: Helping Kids after Typhoon Haiyan

This morning, children and families in the Philippines woke up to another day of fear, uncertainty and devastation.  After one of the worst storms to hit the Philippines—and one of the strongest storms ever recorded—ripped through the islands on Friday, the nation is struggling to cope with the scale of what they have lost and how they can begin to recover.

 

Save the Children response teams are already on the ground, working to reach families and children and help them get access to the basics: food, water and medical treatment.  We have been working in the Philippines for 30 years, so we were ready to jump into action when Typhoon Haiyan passed…but the impact on children is still not fully known.  For now, they urgently need food, shelter and medicine.  In the coming weeks and months, they will need reassurance, structure and a return to some kind of normalcy.  We’re there now and we’ll be there for however long they need us.

 

If you can, please help families who have lost everything. Support our Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort as we mobilize our disaster response teams to reach children in need.

 

The storm has passed but the danger is not yet over.  Help us do all we can for children and families in the Philippines, to ensure that tomorrow is better than today.

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