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November 12, 2013

HSI Responds After Typhoon Haiyan

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November 12, 2013

Relief workers have arrived in Tacloban City with humanitarian aid and while there are long lines for supplies, a measure of order has returned to the strike zone. With this, our team of three veterinarians and two technical staff is headed to Leyte and Tacloban City. Rahul Sehgal, HSI's Asia Director, will arrive in Cebu today and lead the team. On the basis of their assessment, we will send over emergency funding to support animal-related response efforts.


November 11, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan has struck with devastating force in the Philippines, and we have an experienced veterinary team on the ground in Cebu, the biggest island in the strike zone. While authorities struggle to organize and deliver humanitarian relief, we’re preparing an animal-focused response.

Our team has already carried out an assessment of the northeast region of Cebu and met with local representatives to offer support. Our responders are also preparing to visit two other hard-hit islands as soon as they receive the necessary clearance. We’ll work in close cooperation with local and federal officials to provide comprehensive aid.

For the last four years, HSI has stationed personnel in the Philippines as part of our worldwide street dog welfare campaign. They’re familiar with the country, they’re close to its people, and they’re committed to helping animals in crisis. Donate to our International Disaster Fund.

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