As you know, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with unprecedented fury on November 8. It lived up to forecasts as the strongest recorded storm ever to make landfall. With electricity out and nearly half a million people displaced, the 1.7 million children in the typhoon’s path are particularly hard hit.
According to an article by the Associated Press, wind and storm surge damage as well as infrastructure problems are hampering relief efforts in the Tacloban area. Authorities hope, however, that the reopening of two airports in the devastated region will help.
With its usual focus on children and families, Compassion International is mobilizing to provide emergency food, water, shelter, school supplies, trauma counseling and much more. Click on this page to find out more about Compassion International’s work in the Philippines, and how you can help. God bless!