The news is terrifying. Forecasters say Typhoon Haiyan is one of the biggest storms ever. The islands of the Philippines are being battered by sustained winds of 195 mph and gusts as strong as 235 mph hitting an area 500 miles wide.
This storm is certain to be devastating for people and animals. As soon as we can safely do so, IFAW and our partners will be on the scene with rescue equipment and responders to rescue and protect companion animals and wildlife affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
We’ll be sure to let you know what IFAW is doing for the storm’s animal victims, and we’ll let you know how you can help.
Until then, please join us in sending thoughts and prayers to the people and animals of the Philippines.
Animals face historic storm
CNN says Typhoon Haiyan will be one of the worst storms ever. IFAW is getting ready to help the storm’s animal victims.
Thousands of animals in the Philippines are struggling to survive
On November 8th, a devastating ‘Super’ typhoon hit the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan is the strongest storm in recorded history to have ever made landfall, with winds of up to 170 mph. Entire cities and communities have been devastated.
Early estimates of the human casualties are as high as 10,000 but 2,487 people are confirmed hurt and 1,744 people are confirmed dead.
While the toll on animals is not yet known, judging by the images of destruction we know numerous companion and farm animals have been affected. It is likely to have killed many animals and left many thousands more suffering – and in desperate need of your help.
YOU can make a difference
Please make a donation today and help the animals of the Philippines before it is too late.
WSPA is assessing the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Currently, the priority in terms of need is on veterinary supplies and evacuation shelters. More detailed information will be available in the coming days.
Your urgent gift today will help WSPA provide the best emergency care for animals in the Philippines and ensure our disaster team can provide the best emergency care for animals whenever and wherever WSPA might be needed.
Help us save lives and protect livelihoods
Animals are an important part of the family in the Philippines and are vital to the survival of urban and rural communities. Without your urgent help, local families might lose their animals which they rely on for their livelihood and survival. By protecting animals suffering as a result of Super Typhoon Haiyan with your caring donation today, you’re also helping people too.
We have no time to lose – please make an urgent donation today. Help save the suffering companion and farm animals of the Philippines and others at risk around the world.
Help the Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan
With each passing day, the news grows worse.
Super Typhoon Haiyan raged across the Philippines last week, causing catastrophic damage. Thousands of people have been killed, and more than 11 million have been impacted. Families are in desperate need of clean water, food, sanitation and temporary shelter.
As you read this, Mercy Corps is deploying emergency responders – including experts in water, sanitation and logistics – to the Philippines. We’ll be working with partners on the ground to meet immediate humanitarian needs.
Don, survivors of the typhoon need your help now.
Please make a generous gift to our Philippines Typhoon Response to help deliver urgent, lifesaving relief to children and their families in desperate need.
Over the next days, we will expand our team on the ground as needs require it. But our ability to respond depends on the generous support of people like you.
Mercy Corps has responded to almost every major disaster in the last 20 years, including the Haiti earthquake, Japan tsunami and the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. Right now, we’re providing aid to refugees from Syria in Jordan and Lebanon. And we have years of experience helping low-income communities in the Philippines.
When you give to Mercy Corps, you’re supporting an organization with a 34-year track record of providing lifesaving assistance in times of disaster, and staying for the long term to help families recover and rebuild. Your gift will help survivors of this devastating typhoon – called one of the strongest storms in recorded history – to meet their basic needs and begin rebuilding their lives.
Last week, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines — and left a path of destruction and tragedy in its wake. More than 10,000 people are feared dead.
Lines of communication are in still in chaos, but we managed to get in touch with Zeph, our amazing 350 Southeast Asia Coordinator in the Philippines. Here’s what she just emailed to our team:
“This lends urgency to our work. I think we need to be twice as strong as Typhoon Haiyan.”
If we need to be twice as strong, let’s do two things immediately:
1) Raise some money for direct relief to those in need.
These are our brothers and sisters in this movement. Below this email are some pictures from 350 actions across the islands over the years. This storm is a blow to a place already reeling from the effects of climate change. Metro Manila has seen repeated flooding from milder storms; there’s been a severe outbreak of dengue fever this year in the Philippines.
Among the pictures below you’ll see a group of volunteer 350 activists from Tacloban, one of the cities most ravaged by Haiyan. We don’t know the fate of all of our friends there, but we do know they need serious help now — so please do send what you can through direct relief organizations by clicking here.
2) Raise our voices.
Governments are meeting in Warsaw the next two weeks for the annual UN climate negotiations. This ritual has dragged on for years without conclusion, largely because the great powers have done so little. On days like these, their inaction amounts to mockery. So we’ve setup a page where you can add your name to a petition that our staff will hand-deliver to negotiators at the UN climate summit. In short, we need to let world leaders know that their inaction is wrecking the world, and the time is long past for mere talk — we need action, and we need it now.
Today at the UN climate summit, Mr. Yeb Sano, the lead negotiator of the Philippines, urged his fellow negotiators to take a bold stance. During the opening session of the summit, he committed to fast throughout the two weeks of the talks until countries make real commitments around climate finance and reducing emissions.
Sano said, “let Poland, let Warsaw, be remembered as the place where we truly cared to stop this madness. Can humanity rise to this occasion? I still believe we can.”
I still believe we can too. Please sign on and donate whatever you can to the relief effort.
More Info and Links
Pictures of 350 Actions in The Philippines
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P.S. WSPA is assessing the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and predicts that the lack of veterinary supplies and evacuation shelters will be the main needs. Your urgent support will make sure that WSPA is able to provide the support that is desperately needed. WSPA will provide further updates from our team on the ground over the coming days via social media, email and the disaster blog.
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