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TYPHOON HAIYAN RIPS THROUGH CENTRAL PHILIPPINES

Typhoon Haiyan is a Category 5 storm, the strongest typhoon of 2013 and said to be the “most powerful ever” to make landfall (with winds near 195-200 mph). Perspective: Superstorm Sandy was at 95mph when it hit New Jersey; Hurricane Katrina at 129mph when it hit land.

The victims need all the help they can get. Cities have been leveled, buildings made of concrete were destroyed by strong winds and storm surges. Communications have yet to be reestablished in most of the areas affected by the typhoon. The full picture left behind by Haiyan has yet to be established yet the devastation reported on television is already extensive. The government is bracing for large-scale relief operations. Virtually 1/3 of the country has been ravaged by this natural disaster. And we need help.  

HOW THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CAN HELP

  • donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)
  • donations via Habitat for Humanity
  • donations via ANCOP Foundation USA
  • eta: donations via UNICEF Philippines
  • eta2: donations via CARE Australia
  • eta2: donations via Caritas Internationalis 
  • eta2: donations via GMA Network (credit card)
  • eta2: donations via World Vision
  • eta2: donations via AmeriCares
  • eta2: donations via Samaritan’s Purse (Canada)
  • eta2: donations via Canadian Red Cross (or you can text REDCROSS or ROUGE to 30333 to donate $5)

FOR THOSE IN THE PHILIPPINES

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Day 4: Pierre Hardy

Day 5: Azzedine Alaia

Photo credit: Alex Reside for InStyle.com

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Photos by Johannes Marburg _ All rights reserved.

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17. Tunnel of love - Ukraine

18. Wisteria flower tunnel - Japan

19. Zhangye Danxia landform - China

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