Zakat Foundation of America Philippines Relief Program Underway
Two weeks after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, a Zakat Foundation of America emergency response team is working diligently to provide much-needed food and supplies to survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. In addition to lacking food, water and basic services, the survivors are grieving the loss of more than 4,000 souls.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that 13 million people have been affected by the disaster, including more than 4 million people displaced and 1 million homes damaged along a wide swath through the center of the country.
Zakat Foundation of America has dispatched an emergency relief team to distribute goods in the hard-to-reach remote areas of Cebu, Samar, and Leyte. Relief packages include food items such as rice, noodles, canned meat, vegetables, dry foods, and crackers as well as other necessities like diapers, infant formula, sanitary napkins, soap, toothpaste, matches, insect repellent and flip-flops. So far, more than 200 families have received packages that will last them up to three weeks. Zakat Foundation of America will continue to provide aid to victims in the upcoming weeks, with distribution in the most damaged city, Tacloban and surrounding areas.
Your generous contribution to Philippine relief efforts will help begin to restore a sense of normalcy for people whose world has been turned upside down. Please donate today.