Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. More than 6,000 people were killed and millions were left homeless. Buildings and roads crumbled, fishing boats were wrecked, and groves of coconut trees were flattened, leaving many families unable to earn the incomes they depended on. Save the Children was one of the first agencies on the scene, and we remain the largest aid agency in some of the worst-affected areas. In the first moths of our response, we have reached more than 470,000 children and adults with aid, including food, water, medicines, shelter and hygiene items. We are also working to keep children safe and continue their schooling.
Donate now to the Typhoon Haiyan Children's Relief Fund to support Save the Children's responses to ongoing and urgent needs as a result of the super typhoon. 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.