Phillipines Typhoon Haiyan
In early November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, struck the Philippines. The natural disaster killed thousands and left millions more homeless.
On the heels of the immediate emergency relief effort, the country is now in need of reconstruction aid. Not only did countless Filipinos lose their entire belongings, but the destruction of fishing boats, fields and crops has also robbed many people of their means to a livelihood. As a result, humanitarian organizations such as CARE have set up self-help relief programs that will assist Filipinos in rebuilding their lives and incomes.
Importantly, the industrial nations bear a degree of responsibility for the destruction caused by Haiyan. After all, the majority of the world’s climate researchers agree that greenhouse gas emissions are a likely contributing cause of the increase in extreme weather situations. And, for this reason, the world’s island nations called for solidarity with the flood victims at the recent climate change conference in Warsaw.
If you, too, wish to help, you may wire your contribution to the CARE donation account – PSK Bank, account number 1236000 (bank routing code 60000) – or visit www.care.at