Children International - Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts
the two days since Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Philippines, our
staff has begun assessing the damage to our sponsored communities and
locating families. Many families are still sheltered in evacuation
centers, so it will take time to correctly identify affected sponsored
children and their families. Our policy is to contact sponsors directly
if their children have been significantly impacted by a natural
Children International agencies are distributing our
initial response – food aid and hygiene kits to help affected families.
Additionally, more than 1,000 people have access to clean, safe water
at an elementary school that is currently serving as an evacuation
center. The AquaTower providing this water was built through a
collaborative project between Children International and Planet Water Foundation.