Google PersonFinder (http://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda/query?role=seek)
alternate source for Google PersonFinder (http://google.org/personfinder/global/home.html)
Red Cross request for help restoring contact (http://familylinks.icrc.org/en/pages/home.aspx)
If you would like to donate, here are some organizations that could use your help:
Red Cross Philippines (http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate) via Paypal
Ayala Foundation's 'Laging Handa Fund' (Always Ready), overseas donors can use this online portal(http://feedthehungryphil.org/ayala-foundation-inc/) for donations
GlobalGiving.com(http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/philippines-disaster-re...). Credit and debit card donations accepted.
Save the Children (http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.885610...). Save the Children has a team on the ground in Tacloban working to respond to this emergency.
Now, unfortunately we wait for lack of sanitation, clean water and associated disease to take their much higher toll.
The situation report has the following information:
2,055,630 families or 9,497,847 persons were affected.
The number of confirmed casualties is still low, at 229. This number will inevitably increase drastically when response efforts proceed and communication lines are repaired.
The number of damaged houses is currently at 19,551 (13,191 have been totally destroyed)
A state of calamity has been declared in the province of Antique, as well as in Janiuay and Dumangas in the province of Iloilo
Flooding, landslides, and fallen trees blocked several roads, but most are now passable thanks to ongoing clearing operations *Several networks are still down but are in the process of being restored