More than 1,000 feared dead in the wake of Haiyan

Photo: AP Photo/Nelson Salting

Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines on November 8. Reports from the regions affected say that, although it will take days to truly understand the full extent of the damage, the destruction is catastrophic and widespread. More than 1,000 are feared dead.

Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos were still living in makeshift shelters after an October earthquake that decimated the same region hit hardest by Haiyan. And according to CNN, one inaccessible town, Daanbantayan, has more than 3,000 residents who “badly need food, water and shelter because most of the houses there are damaged due to the storm.”

In response to this urgent need for humanitarian aid, Foundation Beyond Belief’s Humanist Crisis Response program is now collecting funds in support of CITIZENS’ DISASTER RESPONSE CENTER, a seasoned and effective community-based relief organization in the Philippines. 100 percent of all donations will be forwarded to CDRC throughout the course of the drive.