Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

[Content Note: Death; destruction.]

Three days after Super Typhoon Haiyan, or Typhoon Yolanda as it is known in the Philippines, tore across the central Philippines, there are estimates that as many as 10,000 people may have been killed and much of the coastal towns have been completely devastated. Right now, there are a lot of people very desperate for shelter, food, and water.

Here is an image-free open thread for information-sharing and suggestions for teaspooning opportunities. As always, I will recommend donating, if you are able, to and Doctors Without Borders. is already working to deliver emergency aid in the Philippines and will provide "food, water, shelter and other essentials to the survivors of typhoon Haiyan." Go here to donate.

Doctors Without Borders is working to assess all the medical needs in the affected areas and is "sending 200 tons of medical and relief items, which will arrive in Cebu within the next three days." Go here to donate.

Please feel welcome and encouraged to leave news (sans images) and suggestions on how to help in comments.

Additional reading:

Reuters: Philippines storm kills estimated 10,000; destruction hampers rescue efforts.

AP: Typhoon deaths climb into thousands in Philippines.

BBC: Philippines battles to bring storm aid.

Guardian: Philippines' survivors appeal for food and water.

NYT: Devastation in typhoon's path slows relief in Philippines.

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus