Global Impact Charities Provide Aid After Typhoon Haiyan
Global Impact's Charity Alliance partners are on the ground responding to the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, including:
Details of on-the-ground partner work:
- AmeriCares - Relief teams providing support on the ground; sent a shipment of enough medical aid for 20,000 survivors, including antibiotics, wound care supplies and pain relievers; another shipment of urgently-needed supplies is expected to arrive soon.
- American Refugee Committee (ARC) - Deployed a relief team to the area to address critical needs and distribute supplies such as emergency shelter kits, plastic sheeting, blankets, cooking utensils and water containers.
- CARE - Emergency response teams are coordinating with local partners to provide food, water, shelter and health care for those in need; teams in Vietnam are preparing for the potential need there. They hope to reach 150,000 typhoon victims in 30,000 households in the short-term recovery period.
- ChildFund International – On the ground, partnering with local organizations to support an evacuation center and establishing a child-centered space in the city of Iloilo.
- Children International - On the ground, assessing needs of affected families.
- Direct Relief International - Sending more than $5 million worth of supplies including antibiotics, pain relievers, nutritional supplements, anti-fungal medications, wound dressings and chronic disease medicines. Equipping emergency response teams with portable supplies of medicines.
- Doctors Without Borders - Sent 8 planes loaded hundreds of tons of supplies. Sent 100+ personnel to help on the ground, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, logisticians, psychologists and water and sanitation experts.
- Episcopal Relief and Development - Mobilized volunteers to collect and distribute relief supplies such as food, water and other necessities.
- Feed My Starving Children - Distributed 3.3 million meals, shipping 20 additional containers (or 5.4 million meals) for relief operations.
- Heifer International - On the ground, assisting 4,000 affected client families.
- International Medical Corps - Deployed a ten-member emergency response team that includes medical professionals and water and sanitation experts; recruited 40 local medical volunteers to staff mobile medical units in and around the hardest-hit coastal towns of Tacloban and Tanauan.
- International Relief & Development - Conducting assessments on the ground, and preparing to deploy supplies from their extensive network of in-kind pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, hygiene kits, and other relief supplies like oral rehydration.
- International Relief Teams - Purchasing food and water purification tablets through local partners in the Philippines to be rushed to the most severely affected areas.
- International Rescue Committee - Dispatched an emergency team to Manila and launched a $10 million appeal in order to ensure immediate needs like safe water, hygiene and sanitation are met.
- Lutheran World Relief - Mobilized staff and resources to respond to the most urgent needs including providing shelter repair kits to at least 100,000 families, employing at least 20,000 people in three municipalities of Northern Cebu in short-term work assignments removing debris from public spaces, helping to get cash into the hands of those who need it, and shipping Personal Care Kits, Baby Care Kits, School Kits and Quilts, which will be distributed to more than 26,000 families.
- Mercy Corps – Deploying emergency responders and preparing to deliver much needed basic supplies to devastated areas. Primary focus areas are clean water, sanitation, temporary shelter and food.
- NetHope - Activated its emergency response team to support current relief efforts and is deploying a response team to the affected area.
- Operation Smile - Working to secure and distribute supplies like portable water filtration devices to provide clean drinking water, antibiotics for those facing infection or water borne illness, nutritional supplements, and other medical supplies.
- Oxfam America - Aid teams are on the ground working to provide immediate access to water and sanitation materials; ensuring that 20,000 families have access to basic necessities and planning to help families get back on their feet financially through cash-for-work programs and distribution of assets like tools and fishing nets.
- Plan, USA - On the ground responding to the needs of children and their families; providing clean drinking water, shelter, and emergency supply kits.
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America International - On the ground, working to prevent excess neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality, sexual violence; also helping to reduce HIV transmission and planning for comprehensive reproductive health services in the early weeks of an emergency.
- Project HOPE - Deployed a team to the area and sent a shipment of $1 million worth of gifts-in-kind.
- The Salvation Army - On the ground serving storm survivors, primarily with food, water and shelter.
- Save the Children - Sent a team of more than 140 relief experts including specialists in logistics, child protection, emergency education, health and nutrition, and water and sanitation. Serving as one of the leads for education-related relief to provide children with a sense of normalcy after the disaster; pre-positioned temporary school tents and education materials for this effort.
- SOS Children’s Villages - Staff members, including much-needed architects, have been mobilized to Tacloban; working to ensure the safety of children who have been displaced or separated from their families.
- UNICEF, U.S. Fund for – Among other work, UNICEF is leading efforts to provide clean water and nutrition. They’ve sent millions of dollars worth of emergency health kits, shelter equipment, diarrhoeal kits, therapeutic foods, and water and sanitation equipment. More supply deliveries are planned.
- United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) - Providing emergency food, water and water purification tablets to 7,500 individuals (or 1,500 families) in Tacloban City.
- World Relief - Providing emergency food/relief packages for 7,000 households, temporary shelters, materials to help rebuild 50 destroyed church buildings, support for on-the-ground coordination efforts and ongoing logistics for a disaster operation center.
- World Vision - Mobilizing their largest relief operation in five decades of ministry in the Philippines. Sending critical emergency supplies including 5,000 blankets and 3,000 plastic tarps that will be used to help survivors build temporary shelters. More than 500 local staff members mobilized to provide food, blankets, mosquito nets, tarps, hygiene kits and emergency shelters.