DEC Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Appeal
With an estimated 10,000 people thought to have lost their lives and a further 4 million with their homes, livelihoods or way of life affected, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines is one of the worst on record.
This morning the Disasters Emergency Committee, a co-operative of more than a dozen UK charities launched an appeal to provide immediate humanitarian relief to the people of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
Typhoon Haiyan has left Philippines waters, leaving a trail of unparalleled devastation in its wake. In areas such as the coastal city of Tacloban, not a single house is left standing. According to eyewitnesses for the DEC, the devastation in Tacloban city is similar to the Boxing Day tsunami. Everyone in the city is without electricity, food or clean water.
They now need our help.
From today, we will be encouraging everyone who places an order with us to donate whatever they can to the Disasters Emergency Committee Philippines Appeal.
Just £25 can pay for water purification tablets for 10 families for a month. £50 will feed a family for two weeks and £100 will help to provide emergency shelter and bedding for one family. – DEC.
Many of the affected people in the path of the storm are poor or very poor, and have been further impoverished by Typhoon Haiyan. They have been left without the means to support themselves and urgently requiring relief to help them rebuild their lives.
You can read more about the DEC appeal here.
Thank you, from the team at Ethical Superstore.