How to help with Haiyan Relief Efforts in the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan: Genesis Photos

(Photo by Pio Arce/Genesis Photos)

Devastation is immense. I’ve never seen anything like this before.”  Aaron Aspi, World Vision communications officer in the Philippines.

Typhoon Haiyan, believed to be the strongest tropical storm ever recorded, hit the Philippines early November 8th and has caused catastrophic damage. It’s estimated that thousands are feared dead, more than 670,000 people are displaced and 11 million people are affected.

Thousands dead.

Thousands of mothers, fathers, children.

World Vision has been working in the Philippines for nearly 50 years and has 500 local staff who are mobilizing to help relief efforts.  This will be the largest relief operation World Vision has had in the Philippines with the goal to help 400,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Typhoon Haiyan: Genesis Photos

(Photo by Pio Arce/Genesis Photos)

We don’t normally reach out to our Famine family beyond the generous donations that you give to those in need. But this situation is critical and we want to offer you the chance to help the thousands that are suffering.


Your gift will help provide vital relief to children and families devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and go towards things like…

+ $24 can provide essential supplies like a blanket and mosquito net.
+ $33 can supply a hygiene kit for a family.
+ $35 can provide a food kit to feed a family for 7 days.
+ $184 can give a family an emergency shelter.
+ $285 can provide the essentials that a family needs to survive, including food, clean water, shelter, education, and Child-Friendly Spaces.

If your church would like to have a special offering to support the relief efforts, please print the PDF below and include it with your donation or donate today.


+ When disasters like this strike, children are the most vulnerable- to sickness, fear and exploitation. Pray for safety and protection for the children of the Philippines and that displaced families will stay together.
+ Pray for the families of those that have lost loved ones as they grieve in this.
+ Pray for relief and recovery efforts. The strong winds and rain from the storm has blocked roads and bridges and destroyed power and communication lines making it harder to get aid to those who need it.

30HF Philippines Disaster Donation Form