Help needed for the Philippines. Can you help every penny counts.

Even in these days of  Recession so many good people are still with limited resources  available donating to Charities that are assisting with the current disaster in the Philippines. These charites need your help to reach the 1,000,000  people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Oxfam’s and other Aid Agencies are helping with rapid assessment teams are on the ground to provide urgent emergency supplies and shelter on the islands of Samar, Leyte and Cebu where near-total devastation is reported.

An Oxfam aid shipment of water and sanitation equipment bound for the Philippines is expected to leave the UK on Tuesday or Wednesday. Help them  reach people with life-saving aid.

It is heart rending to see the plight of these people left with nothing?

Please help there are lots of sites on the web – every penny helps.

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2 Responses to Help needed for the Philippines. Can you help every penny counts.

  1. Ian Rideout says:

    It seems that the generosity of the British public knows no bounds with over £1m donated already but much more is needed. This was the severest storm ever to have made landfall and the extent of the devastation has still not been quantified. I have been in contact with some ex-colleagues today for an update on the situation and I know all those who have already been deployed as part of the British Red Cross logistics emergency response team in Cebu. They described the situation as catastrophic with many areas completely inaccessible, where no assessment has even been possible. Aid is being mobilised from across the world but means of deliver of that aid to remote islands and communities that have been cut off is what is most needed. Helicopters are the backbone of relief operations. Initial assessments in the places that have been accessed are indicating that recovery could take months if not years. Sadly, I am sure the numbers of those who have lost their lives and those who have been left homeless and destitute will rise significantly.

    Like so many of us who have been previously involved in relief operations, I wish I was there to make a difference but at the moment it is money that is going to do that. Donating to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Appeal will do that. The DEC made up of all the major international aid agencies has the capacity to ensure that monies given, go directly to enable relief, the mechanism for doing this is well proven. Thank you….


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