Message from Director of Center for Philippine Studies on Typhoon Haiyan

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Vina Lanzona, (808) 956-6086
Director, Center for Philippine Studies
Posted: Nov 13, 2013

Photo by Mans Unides on Flickr
Photo by Mans Unides on Flickr

Dear UH Mānoa community,

As we have seen in the news, the central Philippines has been hit by what may be the worst storm in recorded history, Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, with deaths in the thousands and survivors desperate for food, water, shelter and medical attention. We are appealing to the UH community to help in whatever way you can and donate to the relief efforts.

The Center for Philippine Studies has identified the following international and national agencies who are already working on the ground assisting victims in the affected areas. It is best to donate DIRECTLY to these organizations through their websites.

Please donate to any of the following:

Philippine Red Cross

OxFam Philippines through OxFam America/International

World Food Programme

Unicef International

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

If you would like to donate goods and/or money to an organization in Hawai'i, you may do so through the Filipino Community Center:

Within the next few days, UHM students will set up a table for Philippine Disaster Relief and you can also contribute there. Any amount or help will go a long way to ensure the survival and rehabilitation of these devastated communities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CPS at (808) 956-6086 or visit our website at:

Thank you very much,

Dr. Vina A. Lanzona
Director, Center for Philippine Studies
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa