On Friday, November 8, Typhoon Haiyan hit the island nation of the Philippines, affecting the country’s 9.5 million people across the archipelago. According to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the storm displaced an estimated 600,000 people, may have killed more than 10,000, and destroyed 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path.
In the wake of this devastating event, the University of Oregon and its Office of International Affairs offer our deepest sympathy to the people of the Philippines.
The process of rebuilding will be a long one, but there are immediate needs for the survivors including food, water and medicine.
The organizations listed below are deploying urgent relief efforts on the islands. See how you can help:
- The American Red Cross
- The Philippine Red Cross
- World Food Programme (WFP)
- Habitat for Humanity
- Google has created a person finder for those affected by the storm.
- UO’s Kultura Pilipinas has begun their own efforts to support and help Haiyan victims. Connect and show your support for Kultura Pilipinas on Facebook.
The Office of international Affairs is eager to work with any interested students and campus colleagues to funnel support in the right directions to assist the people of the Philippines.
Vice Provost for International Affairs
Professor of Political Science and International Studies