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Typhoon Haiyan

PhilippinesTyphoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda) — possibly the strongest storm in recorded history — made landfall in the Philippines on Friday, November 8, 2013. It has caused devastation in the Philippines, particularly on Samar Island and Leyte, where it is estimated that at least 10,000 people may have died in the city of Tacloban alone.

Google has launched several tools to help gather and relay information regarding the typhoon.

If you want to help:

The spirit of Pro Humanitate lives within all of us in the Wake Forest community, and many of you will want to donate to help those affected by this devastating storm.

Red Cross
The Red Cross has deployed disaster relief specialists to assist in the assessment and relief efforts.

Catholic Relief Services
CRS is on the ground helping people meet their most urgent needs, including water purification, shelter materials and essential living supplies.

World Vision
World Vision is rushing to meet the most urgent needs of food, clean water, and emergency shelter for 400,000 people.

CARE
CARE is on the ground providing emergency relief to the survivors of typhoon Haiyan that tore a deadly path across the Philippines, affecting 9.8 million.