The photos that show the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan has left behind are overwhelming. Even reaching out to help can be confusing, with endless charities to sort through. In the wake of such an earth-shattering storm, the Philippines’ president has declared that they are in a state of national calamity. It’s not easy to see endless images of suffering so many miles away and feel helpless.
One of the more heartbreaking moments of the media’s storm coverage was when Magina Fernandez, a survivor who lost her home and business, looked into CNN’s cameras and begged for international help to arrive immediately because the situation is “worse than hell.” Another man in the same video explained that he doesn’t know anyone who hasn’t lost at least one person they love in the storm. That’s pretty incomprehensible. Here are a few charities to turn to if you’d like to offer help to Haiyan’s victims. Keep reading »