Typhoon Haiyan is the most powerful tropical cyclone ever to make landfall.

And it doesn’t stop there. Here’s just a glimpse of what the Philippines are enduring with the tragedy of Haiyan:

Typhoon Haiyan surged through the Philippines at 370 miles wide. That’s about half the width of Texas.
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Waters flooded as high as 17 feet in the storm surge. For the large city of Tacloban, this meant major destruction.
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The Philippine government has reported a total of 3,637 deaths as of Saturday, November 16, 2013.

 

12,501 million people have been injured by the storm.

 

The government also reported that 9.8 million people have been affected by Haiyan.

 

4.9 million of those affected are children.
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2.5 million people are in need of food assistance.
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248,176 homes have been completely destroyed, while another 246,435 homes were left damaged.
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Facts and statistics courtesy of nbcnews.com

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 Looking for a way to help? Many organizations have stepped up to gather supplies and provide relief efforts to the Philippine community. Below are a few examples of where you can get started. Click on the links below to learn more about each organization and how your contribution helps.

World Food Programme

Philippine Red Cross

AmeriCares

UNICEF

Doctors without Borders


Click here
to view a list of even more organizations you can contribute to. You can also learn more giving to charities and how to choose the best one for you by reading more here.

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