Prayer and Support Needed For Haiyan Survivors

Prayer and Support Needed for Haiyan Survivors

Prayer and Support Needed For Haiyan Survivors

 

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, a man walks through rubble in the city of Tacloban in Leyte province, one of the worst affected areas. The following was contributed by The Salvation Army Philippine Territory. Emergency Disaster Service teams have been providing essentials to those affected by the typhoon since the storm hit Friday, including food, shelter, water, and emotional and spiritual care.

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Prayer and Support Needed for Haiyan Survivors
Monetary donations are the most critical need for survivors. Click here to give, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

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The devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) left more than 10,000 dead and thousands of homes flat. The nightmare seemed to have escalated in the Visayas Island with people still trying to recover from a recent magnitude 7.2 earthquake with Bohol as the epicentre. As of this writing, another tropical storm is approaching the country heading towards the same direction that Typhoon Yolanda took.

It would take more than a week to actually determine the extent of damages that Typhoon Yolanda havocked on people, infrastructure, livestock and crops. What the government and non government agencies are now struggling with are the accessibility of roads so that relief goods can reach the survivors and the medical attention to the wounded and sick. There is also a possibility of an outbreak of diseases.

Prayer and Support Needed for Haiyan Survivors

In Tacloban City after Typhoon Haiyan according to reports, survivors are resorting to violence and looting because of hunger. There are people who are losing their minds because of trauma, grief over the death of loved ones and severe hunger.

The worst affected area is Tacloban, the capital of Leyte Province which is approximately 360 miles southeast of Manila. Aside from Leyte province, other areas were affected in Iloilo, Palawan and Mindoro.

A number of officers were in the nearby island Cebu when the devastation happened. They were there for the annual Red Shield Appeal. After the storm, two men officers were able to hire a motorcycle and braved the road to go back to their families in Leyte and to coordinate the relief work with the local officials and department of social worker.

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Officers from Iloilo surveyed other affected areas such as Lemery, Roxas Capiz and Banete Iloilo. A team from the Territorial Headquarters will transport relief goods and medicines to Tacloban through the help of Philippine Airforce very shortly.

 

Prayer and Support Needed for Haiyan Survivors

We encourage prayer support for all those who have been devastated by this calamity. Click here if you would also like to give monetary support, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769).

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