Typhoon Haiyan, thought to be the biggest storm in history, made landfall on the 8th November near the Eastern Philippines city of Tacloban. Winds of 230mph, have cut a swathe of mass devastation across central Philippines. It is feared that up to 10,000 people may have died. Many more are facing the coming days without food, water, shelter or medical assistance.
While the population are suffering, those families who have a family member with a disability will be suffering disproportionately and will need extra help.
The Cambodia Trust is working through its Manilla office to identify a suitable partner organisation to bring that extra help to people with disabilities affected by the disaster. Please partner with us to impact the situation for good.
Thank you, Carson Harte, The Cambodia Trust.
All images courtesy of Reuters and CNN
You can make a donation now to our Emergency Appeal by clicking on the link below. It will direct you to our special Philippines Appeal page, where you can donate money securely.
All funds raised will be spent directly in the heart of the affected area, coordinated by our friend and PSPO board member Carmen Zubiago. Carmen is the Executive Director of the National Council on Disability Affairs. She has identified GVSO as a local organisation who know the area and have the skill to target the most needy.