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11.11.2013 | Press Release

Typhoon Haiyan Hits the Philippines

The strongest typhoon in the world this year hits the Philippines. More than 11 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. Welthungerhilfe sends emergency response team.

Simone Pott Team Communications

The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land hits the Philippines, forcing more than a million people to flee, flooding villages and raising fears of widespread casualties. More than 11 million people on the Philippines are in need of humanitarian help.

During the course of the week, additional experts in fields including logistics will be dispatched to support the coordination of the aid measures. The Welthungerhilfe has many years of experience in emergency support in the aftermath of large catastrophes such as in Haiti or following the tsunami.

As part of the Development Helps Alliance, the Welthungerhilfe is calling for donations for the victims of the devastating typhoon in the Philippines.

Account number 1115
Sparkasse KölnBonn
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Keywords: "Typhoon emergency aid"

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organisations in Germany; politically independent and non-denominational. It is fighting for ‘Zero Hunger by 2030’. Since its establishment, more than 8,500 overseas projects in 70 countries have been supported with 3.27 billion euros. Welthungerhilfe works on the basic principle of help for self-help: from rapid disaster relief to reconstruction and long-term development cooperation projects with national and international partner organisations.

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Last Update 18.01.2018

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