Save the Children’s on the ground emergency response to Typhoon Haiyan

Note from Mo. I didn’t really mean to reblog this, I hit a button in my WordPress app and hey presto it was there, but I’m happy I did. Typhoon Haiyan has been so much in our minds this week. The Philippines is not so far away from where we are, and one of the destinations on our gap year list. The devastation that the storms have left is so tragic and shocking. Aside from donating to emergency relief I was also reading about how one could volunteer through social media – take a look at this post from a cruising family I like to follow I haven’t figured it out yet, but we could probably sit and do this for a day in Bali, where we’re lucky to be safe, far away from storms.


The tragic Typhoon Haiyan that ripped through the Philippines a week ago today left behind a trail of destruction, death and sorrow that continues to unfold. Words cannot express the utter despair that remains in the aftermath of the storm. The images of destruction, desperation and fear remind us how powerless we are and how fragile life can be especially in the face of Mother Nature. Thousands of people have lost their lives in just a blink of an eye and the exact number of casualties is yet to fully be known.

As we know, images are powerful reminders of our hopes and of our fears. A picture can paint a thousand words.

Thanks to my work as an advocate and voice for Save the Children, I was able to get access to exclusive photos from Typhoon Haiyan as well as speak with Francine Uenuma, Director of Media and Communications…

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