Please help support the victims of the Philippines disaster

15 November 2013
IET Communications team
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Details of RedR's Philippines typhoon appeal.

The IET is a patron of the charity RedR, which provides people and skills for disaster relief.

On 8 November typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, causing catastrophic damage to lives and property. It is the strongest storm ever to make landfall, hitting an area where thousands of people are already homeless after an earthquake in mid-October.

RedR has received a number of requests to respond on-the-ground to the disaster in the Philippines. Aid workers who have arrived this week in the Philippines have contacted RedR directly to stress the need to build the capacity of the humanitarian response by training aid workers - particularly Philippine nationals.

RedR is ready to respond and intends to send out a training team as soon as possible, but needs support to do so. Individuals can make donations to RedR online.  

In addition, RedR is currently identifying the specific training required to provide support on-the-ground. The IET will be keeping in close contact with RedR and, once these needs have been identified, will see if any members can help support this effort.