Support the Philippines typhoon appeal
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal for people affected by the devastating Philippines typhoon.
The UK’s leading aid agencies are already responding to the crisis but the DEC has said that the scale of destruction is such that there is huge unmet need.
Typhoon Haiyan – said to be the strongest ever to make landfall – has rendered roads impassable and airports out of action which is severely hampering relief efforts, the DEC said.
DEC chief executive Saleh Saeed said: “The destruction in Tacloban city, on the east coast, is said to be reminiscent of the Boxing Day Tsunami. There is currently no food, water or electricity. We can only imagine how much worse the situation will be for families living in towns and remote villages”
“DEC members are doing all they can to get aid through but they need a huge injection of funds in order to do so. The priorities are getting food, water and shelter to people in desperate need.”
If you would like to make a donation to the DEC Philippines Appeal then you can do so through the main appeal for donations which uses the MyDonate telethons service.
If you’d like to fundraise, you can create your own fundraising page using the DEC pages on MyDonate.
And remember, MyDonate is the free fundraising service where 100 per cent of the money you donate or fundraise will go to the DEC appeal.