The situation in the Philippines is desperate. More than 9 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, and the official death toll is rising by the day.
While the Canadian government has announced that it will match every dollar donated by residents between Nov.9 and Dec. 8, the contributions must be made through a registered Canadian charity and be earmarked specifically for the typhoon relief.
Here’s a list of some of the ones that qualify:
UNICEF advertises that every dollar donated will be tripled, thanks both to government matching and to its corporate supporter, Loblaw Companies Limited. This charity focuses on supplying children with clean drinking water, essential medicines and emergency nutritional supplements.
The Humanitarian Coalition is another great avenue for aid, because it is made up of CARE, Oxfam, Plan Canada and Save the Children. This umbrella of registered charities gives it far-reaching abilities on the ground.
The Canadian Red Cross has been working with its Philippine counterpart since Friday to meet the needs of the most severely-affected individuals. You can send them a donation right here.
Doctors Without Borders is on the ground providing urgent medical care to men, women and children. If you’re going to donate through them, just make sure to check the box that restricts the donation to work in the Phillipines if you want to qualify for the government matching program.
World Vision writes that it has more than 50 years of experience in the Phillipines on its website. Funds donated will go to emergency supplies like food, blankets, household supplies, hygiene kits, shelter and clean drinking water.
For the animal lovers out there, the International Fund for Animal Welfare is accepting donations to help the country’s four-legged victims. The money will be used for animal rescue operations.
If you have family in the Philippines and are concerned for their well-being, you can call the Foreign Affairs’ 24-7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre at 1-800-387-3124 or 613-996-8885.