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Millions of vulnerable children are at risk in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. More than 300 miles wide – about the distance from Boston to Philadelphia – the typhoon left a deadly path of destruction in its wake. Save the Children will distribute emergency kits for children and families who have survived the typhoon, including household and hygiene supplies, clean drinking water, cleaning items, temporary school tents and education materials. We will partner with local governments and other relief agencies to assess needs and provide assistance, with a special focus on affected children in the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam.
The destruction caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in its rampage across the Philippines and other countries has been compared to that of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. While some police estimates of the death toll from Haiyan approach 10,000, the horrific destruction leave no doubt of the storm's incredible winds and surges of water. Some 4.3 million Filipinos are in need of assistance - many of them vulnerable children who need help to survive.
Save the Children has been working in the Philippines since 1981, responding to dozens of emergencies across the country. Save the Children mounted large-scale emergency responses to Typhoon Washi in 2011, Typhoon Bopha and Manila floods last year and most recently to Typhoon Utor in September 2013.
We need your generous gift to support our efforts. Your support will help us protect vulnerable children and provide desperately needed relief to families. Ten percent of your contribution will be used to help us prepare for the next emergency. Nobody knows when the next disaster will strike, but your support helps Save the Children provide assistance in the critical first hours and days of an emergency when children need us most.