United Nations Financial Tracking Service was used to produce this interactive with all the facts. You can select specific donors using the drop-down list on the left. Then, you can select specific channels to see whether the money has been earmarked for a specific project: http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/interactive/2013/nov/20/aid-phi...
-FBO.GOV (https://www.fbo.gov/) is a reliable option for vendors wanting to donate items to the Philippines. It manages the matching of donations to needs on the ground
-USAID's Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) requests vendors fill out the Commodity offer form: http://www.cidi.org/tools-for-giving/organizations/donations-registry/co.... USAID CIDI (http://www.cidi.org/ ) is an education organization that is focused on effective public donations in support of disaster relief. Created by the U.S. Agency for International Development in 1988, USAID CIDI works with the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), which leads and coordinates the U.S. Government”s humanitarian assistance efforts overseas. During this critical early phase of the relief effort, monetary donations to responding organizations are the fastest and most efficient way to help survivors. To help people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, Click Here.
Doug Hanchard's Google group is useful for us as well: https://plus.google.com/communities/107186952474100725513
Other Useful Resources:
• Disaster Response in Asia and the Pacific: A Guide to International Tools & Services:
There are lessons to draw from the 2004 tsunami, and from more recent — and more criticized — reconstruction efforts after disasters in Japan and Haiti. The Philippines also has much experience of its own recovering from typhoons and other disasters. A full assessment of the damage caused by the typhoon has yet to be carried out. There were far more deaths in Aceh. The Philippines government said Wednesday that the typhoon killed more than 4,000 people and left 1,600 missing. But experts say the scale of the reconstruction needed in the Philippines looks broadly comparable with that in Aceh.
Like Indonesia in 2004, the Philippines has functioning national and local governments with committed, educated employees. Foreign countries are more likely to help if they can see efforts being made to spend money well. Just under two weeks since the typhoon, saving lives and providing emergency aid are still the main focus. Corpses are still being collected from beneath the debris. But in a week or two, authorities will start transitioning into an "early recovery phase" and planning how best to rebuild the estimated 320,000 destroyed houses. "It's never too early to start talking about it," said Nancy Lindborg, the assistant administrator of the U.S. government's aid arm. "What's very important is to move as quickly as possible, so you enable people to start thinking about the future." More at...
A category 5 ‘super’ typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) made landfall on Friday 8th November with windspeeds of over 200 miles an hour. The picture emerging of the impact of the storm continues to be fragmented and shocking as the sheer scale of the devastation becomes apparent. MapAction is increasing its resources in country to ensure that it is ready to respond to the humanitarian information needs identified: http://www.mapaction.org/deployments/depldetail/224.html
MapAction maps are also available from these sites:
ArcGIS Online: http://mapaction.maps.arcgis.com/apps/PublicGallery/index.html?appid=d39...
Virtual OSOCC (registered users only): http://vosocc.unocha.org/
As many of the devastating stories and photos of typhoon-wrecked Philippines show, one of the most pressing problems of the Philippines crisis is the lack of toilets and the collapse of water systems. Tacloban is currently facing a desperate lack of sustainable sanitation. UNICEF, among other organizations, has delivered portable toilets and hygiene supplies to Tacloban and is appealing for $34 million to help the four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the estimated amount for six months of assistance. The lack of sustainable sanitation that the Tacloban region is suddenly facing is part of daily life for an astonishingly high percentage of the world's population. To throw a spotlight on the issue, the United Nations General Assembly declared this year would kick off the inaugural World Toilet Day on November 19. "We must break the taboos and make sanitation for all a global development priority," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in an official statement in Singapore last July. Some sobering facts about the world's lack of toilets, according to the United Nations: 2.5 billion people -- one in three people in the world -- do not have a toilet or access to sustainable sanitation Diarrheal diseases are the second most common cause of death in young children in developing countries They kill more than HIV/AIDS, malaria and measles combined In many countries girls stay home during menstruation days because of the absence of a safe place to change and clean...