The Philippine Consulate General in Sydney has released information on total number of people affected by the typhoon and how Filipino-Australians can lend aid directly to Philippine-based banks and charities.
According to the Situational Report No. 12 dated 11 November 2013 from the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on the effects of Typhoon “Yolanda’ (Haiyan), there are 255 individuals reported dead, 71 injured and 38 missing (Editor's note: recent stats are more alarming, with 10,000-plus feared dead, but reports remain unverified).
A total of 2,095,262 families or9,677,059 persons were affected in 471 municipalities and 51 cities in 41 provinces (CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, Western and Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao and Southern Mindanao).
Of those affected, 128,303 families or 615,774 persons were displaced and served both in side and outside evacuation centres.
As per the Philippine Red Cross, those with family members residing in the affected areas in the Philippines may avail of the Social Services Restoring Family Links and Tracing Services of the Philippine Red Crossthrough the number +613 917 532 8500.
Financial Assistance for victims of Typhoon Yolanda
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center (NDRRMC)
Account name: NDRRMC Donated Funds
Account Numbers: 0435-021927-030 (Peso Account); 0435-021927-530 (Dollar Account); Swift Code: DBPHPHMM Account #36002016
Address: Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Camp Aguinaldo Branch, PVAO Compound, Camp Aguinaldo Quezon City, Philippines 1110
Contact Person: Ms. Rufina A Pascual, Collecting Officer NDRRMC, Office of Civil Defense, Camp Aguinaldo, CLC.
Contact Nos. (632) 421-1920; 911-5061 up to 65 local 116
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.ndrrmc.gov.ph
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Account No. 3124-0055-81
Bank branch address: Land Bank of the Philippines, Batasan, Quezon City Philippines Contact Person: Ms. Fe Catalina Ea, Cash Division
Contact Nos. (632) 931-8101 Iocal 226;
Cell phone (632) 918-628-1897
Philippine Red Cross (PRC)
Tel. (632) 527-0000
Bank accounts for Donations:
a. Banco De Oro
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
c. Philippine National Bank
Peso: 3752 8350 0034
Dollar: 3752 8350 0042;
Swift Code: PNBMPHMM
d. Unionbank of the Philippines
Peso: 1015 4000 0201
Dollar: 1315 4000 0090;
Swift Code: UBPHPHMM
Per the PRC website, "For your donations to be properly acknowledged, please fax the bank transaction slip at PRC nos. +63.2.527.0575 or +63.2.404.0979 with your name, address and contact number."
Donations in kind may be sent to:
DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC)
Address: DSWD, Chapel Road, Pasay City, Philippines
Contact Person: Ms. Francia Fabian (63) 918-930-2356
Recommended types of donation:
Meals-ready-to-eat (MREs, no need for cooking)
Note: Donation of used clothing is discouraged.
Source: Philippine Consulate General, Sydney