Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Typhoon Haiyan: How to Help

From the United States Department of State:

The best way to help those affected by disasters is to make a cash donation to reputable relief and charitable organizations working in the disaster zone.

Contact the Center for International Disaster Information to learn where to donate

On the web: www.cidi.org

By phone: 202-821-1999

Visit the following sites for lists of organizations responding to Typhoon Haiyan.

DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATES

As President Obama said in a statement this weekend, the U.S. Government is providing $20 million in immediate humanitarian assistance to benefit typhoon-affected populations, including the provision of emergency shelter, food assistance, relief commodities, and water, sanitation, and hygiene support. USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance activated a Disaster Assistance Response Team and a corresponding Washington, DC - based Response Management Team, and other humanitarian groups including the International Red Cross and the United Nations have also deployed response teams.

Other Resources

U.S. Agency for International Development: How To Help
U.S. Embassy Manila
USAID: Super-Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Statements

Background Briefing on U.S. Assistance to the Philippines
Statement by the President Encouraging Americans to Support Relief Efforts in the Philippines
Secretary Kerry's Statement on Super Typhoon Haiyan
Statement from USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah on Super Typhoon Haiyan
Readout of the President’s call to President Aquino of the Philippines
Statement by the President on Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

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