November 10, 2013

Super typhoon (Category 5) hurricane Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) has brought damages to central Philippines beyond what one can imagine.  New reports say more than 10,000 people are feared dead.


Photo Credit: Romeo Renoco / Reuters

 November 9, 2013
The immediate goal is to send 200,000 food packs for the flood relief victims. These food packs which will only cost $5 each will allow typhoon victims the ability to feed their families for 3-4 days while they wait for government help. Click HERE to donate.

The Philippines is once again hit by a natural calamity as Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall yesterday in the eastern coast of the islands.  This has been the strongest storm ever recorded in history which, according to CNN, was 3.5 more forceful than Hurricane Katrina that devastated many parts of New Orleans in 2005.  The same report recorded more than 100 deaths in the city of Tacloban in the Visayas islands.

(Watch CNN report)

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), more than 4,000,000 people were already evacuated in 36 provinces and 229 municipalities. Several roads, bridges and other infrastructures are severely damaged.  Most of the affected areas might become uninhabitable for a longer time.

The people in the Visayas are still trying to recover from the recent earthquake in Bohol and now have to face yet another big challenge.  The government and several non-profit organizations including the international community mobilize efforts in bringing aid to affected communities.

Gawad Kalinga (GK) is currently coordinating an emergency response that aims to bring food to 200,000 families in affected provinces.  Help GK bring help to where it’s needed by donating online.

For more information about GK’s relief efforts, please contact the following GK USA by sending an email to

Please mail checks to:

13860 Stowe Dr
Poway, CA 92064
Memo: Typhoon Yolanda

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