Monday, November 18, 2013

Australia Pledges $10m in Aid and Medical Team for the PhilippinesTyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

The devastating super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan- international name), wreaks havoc to the Philippines on early morning of November 8, 2013. The 1st landfall was in Samar then to Leyte and other part of the Visayas.

The super typhoon was a category 5 and have strong winds that tumbled houses and other structures there. What makes it worst is that a strong storm surge where a wave as high as 2 stories has killed thousands of people.

The aftermath of the typhoon was unimaginable as many people lost their houses, properties and loved ones. People have no food/water for few days. The relief was a bit slow but slowly picking up as Philippine government are bringing rescue and relief goods. Many countries have made their pledges already and even sent teams and relief supplies at the devastated areas in Samar, Leyte, Iloilo and more.

Australia has pledged $10m in aid and also have sent 37-member medical team composed of doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacist etc. with emergency supplies to the Philippines that will help the typhoon victims. Right now, they have installed medical tents that will treat people who are injured in the super typhoon.

Let's help Philippines by sending over relief goods or monetary that can help rebuild the devastated community.

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