The damage left by Typhoon Haiyan is practically indescribable. The massive storm left an estimated 10,000 people dead, destroyed countless buildings, and is considered by many to be the worst natural disaster to hit the Philippines in the country’s history.
And now it’s time to rebuild.
Typhoon Haiyan survivors have been turning to Twitter to ask for help and to coordinate relief efforts. @TyphoonHaiyan, an account run by Backspace News, Asia Centria, and Newsgon, created a list of some vital hashtags for people to use during the recovery process.
— Typhoon Haiyan (@TyphoonHaiyan) November 9, 2013
The vital hashtags can be used to stay up to date on current information, organize relief efforts, and search for missing people. Sadly, some hashtags are being used more frequently than others.
— natharene (@NatalyPorthole) November 10, 2013
Several organization have also taken to Twitter in an attempt to raise money for the victims of the typhoon. The Red Cross, The World Food Program and UNICEF are all asking for donations and volunteers on Twitter.
— WFP USA (@WFPUSA) November 10, 2013
We are in need of volunteers for relief packing at the National HQ in Port Area. For immediate deployment.
— Philippine Red Cross (@philredcross) November 10, 2013