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Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Appeal - Please give generously

13 November 2013

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is holding an appeal to assist our Philippines partner provide medical assistance to communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Some of the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan
Some of the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan

APPEAL UPDATE: Australian unionists support enables remote relief missions

Total devastation
Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in the early hours of Friday 8 November 2013. It has devastated communities on Samar and Leyte Islands with wind speeds up to 315 km/h and a massive storm surge. Reports suggest at least 10,000 people are dead in the province of Leyte.

How to donate

Tacloban city, the capital of Leyte province, has been virtually flattened with homes, schools and other infrastructure either blown or washed away. Hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless.

Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, may prove to be the deadliest natural disaster in the history of the Philippines. It is certainly one of the strongest storms ever recorded.

ABC coverage of Philippines typhoon emergency

As with most catastrophes, it is the poorest who are hit the hardest. In the Philippines, the shanties of the poor are built on the lowest lying land and are the most susceptible to flooding and storm surges.

How will donations be used?
Funds raised will be directed to one of our partners in the Philippines, Community Medicine Development Foundation (COMMED). COMMED is arranging volunteer doctors, nurses and community health workers from the Philippines to conduct medical and relief missions to affected communities in Eastern Samar province.

Read appeal update: 27 November 2013

COMMED works with newly-graduated doctors or nurses who volunteer for one year to work with urban poor or remote rural communities.

If more funds are raised than are required for this appeal, the extra funds will be directed to the other work of COMMED throughout the Philippines.

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible

How to donate

If you wish to donate by phone, please contact Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA on freecall 1800 888 674.

Post or fax
You can also download the Donation Form below and post, fax or scan and email the completed form back to us.

Donate online
If you would like to donate online, please click here and select "One off donation - The Philippines" from the drop down menu in section C. ONE OFF DONATIONS and APPEALS (donations are tax deductible). Continue through to the next page to complete your details and finalise the donation.

A note about our online donation process
After you click the 'Finalise Order' button, you should be redirected to a page which says "Your donation details have been received. Thank you!"

At this point your details have been sent to Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA as a secure encrypted file. We will then process the donation in our office on the next business day or as soon as possible and send you a tax-deductible receipt. If you have any questions about your donation, please don't hesitate to contact us on (02) 9264 9343.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Download File:
Philippines Typhoon Appeal Donation Form [ pdf ]
Contact Details
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA
Ph:  (02) 9264 9343
Fax: (02) 9261 1118

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