Peace Winds Providing Relief to Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Survivors in an evacuation center in Cebu (source: Jay Labra/EPA)

Peace Winds America (PWA) in collaboration with Peace Winds Japan and our Philippine partner, Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), is providing relief to those devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Donations given to Peace Winds America will be part of our Philippines Disaster Response Fund and used to purchase and distribute materials and supplies to 10,000 families in Samar and Leyte Islands.

Peace Winds America believes that working directly with local partners results in more effective and economical relief. Through a robust partnership with CDRC, Peace Winds America and Peace Winds Japan are committed to long-term support for the Philippines.

With your support, Peace Winds America will provide relief goods to Typhoon Haiyan survivors for at least one month, before moving into early recovery/rehabilitation efforts during the following two-three months. Relief items include:

  • Rice
  • Canned food
  • Dried fish
  • Water
  • Bedding supplies – sleeping mats, and blankets
  • Shelter – tents, plastic sheeting
  • Hygiene kits – soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste

*To support the local economy and speed the provision of supplies, all goods are purchased locally.

Working out of offices in Palo Leyte and Cebu, CDRC is coordinating purchasing supplies, making contact with field offices, and transporting goods by truck and ferry to the affected areas.  They are facing large numbers of displaced citizens and persistent fears of disease (upper respiratory and skin infections) as well as chaos and instability on the ground.  PWA is fortunate to have a veteran and highly competent partner with extensive experience in past disasters.

PWA will continue to post updates as they come in from the field and as relief moves to early recovery and rehabilitation.

An injured child in Tacloban City (source: Reuters)

READ MORE > about Peace Winds’ work in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.