Tuesday, November 12, 2013
One of the most powerful storms on record has struck the Philippines leaving millions of people without a home. As the death toll rises, at least 10,000 people are thought to have been killed by Haiyan’s catastrophic impact.
‘The level of destruction we’re seeing reported is absolutely staggering,’ said High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. UNHCR has already released supplies from its warehouse and is organizing emergency airlifts to provide shelter, protection and hygiene kits containing items such as plastic sheeting, blankets, mosquito nets, soap and underwear. Also, as part of a coordinated protection response, UNHCR is also distributing 50,000 solar-powered lanterns that can help to mitigate the risk of gender-based violence and enhance the protection of families who have lost their home.Please help support UNHCR provide aid to this region now in ruins. Click here for details.