Typhoon Haiyan: One Month Later

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    About 130 disaster specialists from Red Cross and Red Crescent societies across the globe are providing support to the Philippine Red Cross in logistics, disaster assessment, shelter, health, water and sanitation. Photo credit: Lauren Twohig/American Red
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    Red Cross health and hygiene activities have reached more than 55,000 people.
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    One hundred babies were born in the first 10 days of the Red Cross field hospital opening in Ormoc. The 100th delivery was a girl named Gwendolyn. Photo credit: Gwen Eamer/Canadian Red Cross
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    Twenty-one planes have arrived in the Philippines since the typhoon made landfall, delivering 1,000 metric tons of goods from the Red Cross network. Photo credit: Jarkko Mikkonen/Finnish Red Cross
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    The Red Cross continues to help missing family members connect—receiving more than 32,000 requests since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in early November. Photo credit: Lauren Twohig/American Red Cross
  • Teams on the ground have distributed food parcels to an estimated 785,000 people in typhoon-affected areas.
    Teams on the ground have distributed food parcels to an estimated 785,000 people in typhoon-affected areas.
  • The Red Cross continues to help missing family members connect
    Red Cross teams have provided water for approximately 600,000 men, women, and children. Photo credit: Jarkko Mikkonen/Finnish Red Cross
The field hospital was in use before the construction was actually finished with patients and expectant mothers being treated.

One month after Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall in the Philippines, the global Red Cross network continues to distribute food, water, and life-saving services to people in need. Red Cross volunteers began helping within the first few hours of Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall, assembling relief kits for people affected by the storm.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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