The devastating typhoon Haiyan that ripped through the Philippines causing widespread death and destruction was the strongest storm ever recorded. It is estimated that 160,000 Filipino seafarers, and their families, are affected. All sections of the maritime industry responded quickly and effectively. However, there is still a need to provide assistance to Filipino seafarers and their families whose lives have been devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
ISWAN is working with industry partners to raise much needed funds for relief and reconstruction. The relief phase will take months and the reconstruction phase will take years. We must not forget the people of the Philippines when the terrible aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan is no longer front page news.
The ISWAN Seafarers Emergency Fund has already distributed tens of thousands of dollars to seafarers' welfare missions and centres around the world to provide free communications for Filipino seafarers. We still urgently need funds to help Filipino seafarers and their families to rebuild their lives.
If you are a company or other organisation you can donate directly to the Seafarers Emergency Fund by calling Roger Harris, Executive Director of ISWAN on +44 (0) 20 8253 0168 or emailing roger.harris[at]iswan.org.uk.
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The International Seafarers' Welfare Assistance Network is an international not for profit NGO & UK registered charity no 1102946 set up to promote the welfare of seafarers worldwide. ISF/ICS, ITF, and ICMA are among the members of ISWAN.