USAID Working To Help Philippines After Typhoon

“While nothing can undo the damage wrought by [Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines], the U.S. government has mounted a swift, large, and coordinated relief effort using all of the tools at our disposal, with USAID leading that humanitarian response,” Jeremy Konyndyk, director of the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog.” He continues, “As aid begins to reach tens of thousands of survivors, we are proud of our assistance to the Filipino people even as we are humbled by the breadth of the devastation.” Konyndyk summarizes the agency’s activities so far, and says “[m]uch more help will be needed.” He concludes, “As more and more aid from the U.S. and many others — from countries to charities to individual donors — begins to reach the Philippines, we are optimistic that the response effort is turning a corner” (11/16).