Response to Typhoon Haiyan
1Nov 11, '13 by herring_RN GuideSuper Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda has left a path of devastation in the Philippines. Communication channels are not yet re-established to many areas, but current reports indicate as many as 10,000 deaths, with fears of many more casualties yet to be assessed. Several hospitals, along with thousands of homes and schools have been damaged or destroyed, and hundreds of thousands left homeless - many with long term shelter needs.
The international community is rallying to respond, and teams are already on the ground from the UN, local and international NGOs as well as disaster experts from the US, Australia, and the European Community.
Through Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), NNU is reaching out to support affected Philippine communities, and the local caregivers who are on the front lines of the response to Super Typhoon Haiyan...
- Volunteer to help If you are willing to respond to the tragic situation in the Philippines, please sign up here and provide information on your availability for the next few weeks.
- Contribute to the RNRN fund established to support disaster relief services.
Last edit by herring_RN on Nov 11, '13
2Nov 11, '13 by herring_RN GuideHow to help: Organizations offering relief to Typhoon Haiyan survivors:
How to help: Organizations offering relief to Typhoon Haiyan survivors - World News
1Nov 16, '13 by StNeotserMore Than 1,500 Nurses Sign Up in 24 Hours to Be the First Team Sent to the Philippines | Alternet
November 14, 2013 |
As search and rescue efforts continue in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the need for long-term, continuous care is essential. That's why the Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN) has organized a team of RNs to travel to the Philippines, which will be the first team of nurses to do so.
On Wednesday, in 24 hours after putting out a call to its members, more than 1,500 RNs from all 50 states and 12 countries stepped up to volunteer. On Thursday, RNRN sent its advance team to the Philippines to meet with the health care workers and disaster relief groups already on the ground. RNRN also works with grassroots and community groups to figure out where they can best deploy their ongoing bases as to not be a burden to the already destroyed infrastructure.