OperationsTyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines

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Super Typhoon Haiyan is one of the strongest tropical cyclones to make landfall in recorded history and has resulted in widespread damage to the Philippines, especially in the central city of Tacloban. Official estimates are of 9.5 million affected people and 618,175 displaced people. According to CNN, the death toll is currently 2,357 and this number will increase as more affected areas become accessible. Besides the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan has also now hit northern Vietnam and has affected parts of China.

Thus far, the Coalition has awarded grants to:

  • World Jewish Relief (WJR) to support fishing and agricultural activities and to establish a disaster preparedness and mitigation program in Coron, Palawan.
  • International Medical Corps (IMC) to provide psychosocial support and increase access to mental health services for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
  • Mercy Corps to facilitate economic recovery in the Philippines through an emergency cash transfer program and a financial inclusion program.
  • Israel Relief Coalition (IRC) for education and youth rehabilitation programs in Guiuan — Samar Island.
  • Download a press release here.

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