In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
To all our…
Tumblr Tuesday: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Edition
Direct from the Office of the President of the Philippines.
Inspiring, enlightening updates from UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts around the world. Donations given now help supply health kits, hygiene kits, and clean water to affected Filipino communities.
A look inside the lives of Filipino children currently living in evacuation zones. Citizens of Great Britain can donate £5 by texting DONATE to 70066.
Doctors Without Borders
Documenting their pursuit of a better cure for TB as well as their emergency responses to natural disasters. Cargo teams are currently prepping supplies to be sent to the Philippines, just one of the 60 countries Doctors Without Borders aids every year.
In Other News
Comprehensive but digestible daily round ups of what’s happening around the world. Stay updated on the most recent news from the Philippines, ways to help, and places to donate money to typhoon survivors.
For more ways to help our friends in the Philippines, look here.
Photo courtesy of Inquirer.net.
It’s like a scene taken out of an episode of The Walking Dead, only worse. It’s real.
Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever recorded in history, struck the Philippines last Nov. 8, 2013; leaving behind a significant amount of damage, 1,833 dead, as…
US Marines to the rescue in the Phillipines on Flickr.
An MV-22B Osprey circles the airfield before landing to join efforts in assisting the Philippine government in aid and relief operations at Vilamor Air Base, Manila, Republic of the Philippines Nov. 11. Four Ospreys, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 and three KC-130J Hercules assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, both part of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF, departed Marine Corps Air Station Futenma throughout the early afternoon.
WHO THE HELL IS THIS
I’d like to take a moment to wish my dad a Happy Father’s day, where ever he may be right now. He passed away January 30th in the hospital with his family by his side. It was the last week of my winter break and had just landed at LAX from a vacation in Washington DC. As the plane stopped taxi’ing, I received a call from my mom, that my dad was in critical condition. Two days later, I rushed on another flight to the Philippines. I finally arrived at the hospital many hours later and found my dad in a coma, breathing heavily. I ran to hold his hand. I cried and cried, wishing I could turn back time and relive the moments and memories I could have had with him, but didn’t. Losing my dad was the climax of my life, nothing so emotional could ever bring me down again, it taught me a very valuable lesson about the importance of calling your loved ones once in a while. So for those who haven’t already wished your fathers a Happy father’s day and refuse to do so, perhaps, because of a silly argument, or disagreement. Just put aside your hard feelings and be the better person, because you’ll never know when they’ll depart, and when they do, you’ll regret you never said sorry.