Millions of people in the Philippines need help after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the country -- and relief organizations are already on the ground. (A U.S. military commander told NPR that it "looks like a 50-mile-wide tornado" flattened everything in one city.) Here's a listing of groups that are assisting with the typhoon relief effort:
UNICEF says that as many as 4 million children could be affected by the disaster. Children need shelter, clean water, medicine and food. UNICEF staff in the Philippines are working to help. In Copenhagen, 60 metric tons of emergency supplies — for children's health, medical and shelter needs — have been prepared for an emergency airlift. To donate, click here. Or call 1-800-FOR-KIDS.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is also helping in the Philippines. The Red Cross said it deployed two disaster relief specialists over the weekend to assist in the assessment and relief efforts. The Red Cross is also sending telecommunication specialists and a satellite system. Philippine Red Cross volunteer rescue and relief teams are assisting in search and rescue efforts and distributing food and relief supplies to survivors. Currently, 1,200 evacuation centers are housing more than 330,000 people left homeless by the storm, the Red Cross reports. To donate, click here.