How to donate to typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally named as Yolanda) devastated parts of the Philippines in an unprecedented levels.  A typhoon so big, it’s the first ever recorded typhoon of this magnitude to make landfall on earth – ever.  10,000 people are feared dead and that number is expected to rise even more.  Dead bodies all around on the side of the streets, under the rubble, in churches and everywhere.  Food and water scarce.  The country needs all the help it can get.

Emergency deployments of relief goods from the USA, Israel, Saudi Arabia and many other countries who rushed to help have arrived.  The problem is infrastructure and how they will reach the people who need the relief goods the most.  If you are thinking of donating money, please donate them to these reputable charitable institutions to ensure that the funds will make it to the people who need them.

1. The American Red Cross

2. The Philippine Red Cross

3. UNICEF

4. World Food Programme (WFP)

5. The International Rescue Committee

6. Save the Children

7. Catholic Relief Services

8. World Vision

9. Habitat for Humanity

10. Operation USA

11. National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)

12. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

13. Mercy Corps

14. ChildFund International

15. International Medical Corps

16. The Salvation Army

17. Direct Relief

18 Apple

Google has also launched a person finder.

An american teenager Simon Kurzban, 18 who was visiting the Philippines and staying with a host family survived the typhoon and felt the devastation and witnessed kids being sucked away by the storm.

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