Almost 4.5 million people have been significantly impacted by the devastating typhoon that hit the Philippines.
There are currently more than 400,000 people staying in evacuation centres, many with no homes to return to.
Initial estimates suggest around 10,000 fatalities in the Islands of Leyte and Samar alone.
UnitingWorld National Director Kerry Enright said “People in the Philippines are familiar with natural disasters but this is on an unprecedented scale. We are shocked by the extent of the damage and the impact on people and their communities. We need to stand with our partner and the people of the Philippines with prayer and practical support at this time.”
UnitingWorld’s partner the United Church of Christ has a significant presence in most of the affected areas and funds raised will be forwarded to the UCCP for their emergency ministries program.
Money will be distributed and used in the community, for practical support, to provide food, shelter and to begin the rebuilding process.
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