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Filipinos in Iceland Raise Funds for Typhoon Survivors

Members of the Filipino-Icelandic Association (FIA) met in Reykjavík last night to discuss how best to raise funds for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the country late last week.

typhoon_haiyan_wikiPhoto: Wikipedia.

At least 10,000 people are thought to have died during the storm, which is being described as one of the worst ever recorded, bbc.co.uk reports. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), more than 580,000 people had been displaced and 41,000 houses had been damaged.

The group also discussed sending goods needed in the areas worst hit. Although, it takes longer to send items than to transfer funds, the group concluded that it was also important particularly given that the effects of the disaster may last many months, mbl.is reports.

Filipinos make up one of the largest groups of foreigners in Iceland with 575 individuals with Filipino nationality, according to Statistics Iceland. The Red Cross in Iceland has been in touch with its counterpart in the Philippines to help Filipinos in Iceland contact their relatives in the disaster area.

Donations can be sent to:

Reikningsnúmer (bank number): 0323-26-450290

Kennitala (social security number): 450290-1229

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