Haiyan/Yolanda, the strongest typhoon of the year and poised to be the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded slammed into the Philippines last friday November 8, 2013. Haiyan/Yolanda’s maximum sustained winds were 314 kilometers per hour (195 mph), with gusts up to 379 kilometers per hour (235 mph). While the typhoon didn’t directly hit Metro Manila, it devastated the center portion of the country-the Visayas regions.
The aftermath of Haiyan left Central Visayas a catastrophic damage.
Houses and Buildings crumbled as the typhoon crashed everything on it’s way the whole day. Most of the population were left homeless, with no food and water.
Most of their home they used to have are now just a moment in their memory.
The infrastructures aren’t the only one destroyed, natural resources were wiped out. The whole forest of towering coconut trees bent down on the ground. Water ways were interrupted. Food sources were limited.
All of them are pleading for help. And some even resorted to looting. The human nature of survival starts to kick in, as they fight their way to live with hoping to wake up everyday.
Yolanda aftermath in numbers: .8 million people were affected; 659,628 displaced; 394,494 people in evacuation centers
10,000 people are feared to be dead
Many were left widowed and orphaned.
and children were forced to grow up
Yolanda left us with a devastating aftermath, and the only thing we can do is to rise and build ourselves again. Everyone can help The Philippines, from donating food, water, and medical help- to a simple prayer or by helping spread this post around.
And we are very touched and thankful for the help and support we have received from other countries. Thank you
Ways to help if you live outside the Philippines:
Donate to UNICEF if you’re here in the Philippines:
You can give cash or check donations here:
For SMS donations, text REDAMOUNT to 4143 (Smart) or 2899 (Globe)
Give a Bundle of Joy:
Join the Red Cross:
TOGETHER WE CAN HELP A NATION RISE