UN World Food Programme

Students, You Can Help The Philippines

Millions of people in the Phillippines, these children included, were affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Copyright: WFP/Silke Buhr
You may be wondering what you can do to help the people in the Philippines who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Here are some ideas.

WFP is currently working to get critical food assistance to the people who need it most after Typhoon Haiyan left a path of devastation in its track when it passed through the Philippines two weeks ago.

To date, WFP has dispatched enough rice, high-energy biscuits and other emergency food for 3 million people. Donations are greatly needed to support WFP’s operations like this. That’s where you come in.

There are a couple of things you can do. First and foremost, help us raise awareness about WFP’s emergency operations in the Philippines by posting on your social media accounts about our work. You can encourage donations to WFP’s relief operations by sharing this link to our donation page: http://wfp.org/typhoon

Do you have a website or blog? Try posting a “banner” like the one below. Be sure to hyperlink it to our donation page. Interested in a “banner” in a vertical or other format? Email us at wfp.youth@wfp.org, and we’ll send one your way.

  
Want to do more? Hold a fundraiser at your school. Whether it’s a bake sale or a simple collection in the cafeteria at lunchtime, every little bit helps. Learn more here about how you can get your donations to WFP here. Share your fundraising stories with wfp.youth@wfp.org. You could be featured on this page. 

In 2010, students raised over US$100,000 to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. We know you can do it again. Check here for success stories from student fundraising following the Haiti earthquake, and feel free to use this as inspiration.