Magenta donates to Philippines Typhoon Appeal

Magenta has donated £100 to The Disasters Emergency Committee’s Philippines Typhoon Appeal in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines on Friday.

It’s estimated that at least 10,000 people have died, and over 600,000 have been displaced. They urgently need food, water and emergency shelter.

The DEC brings together the 14 leading UK aid agencies to finance relief for people affected by major disasters. It says that £25 can pay for water purification tablets for 10 families for a month, £50 will feed a family for two weeks and £100 will help to provide emergency shelter and bedding for one family.

DEC Chief Executive Saleh Saeed said: “The destruction in Tacloban city, on the east coast, is said to be reminiscent of the Boxing Day Tsunami. There is currently no food, water or electricity. We can only imagine how much worse the situation will be for families living in towns and remote villages.”

Magenta staff have also made personal donations.

If you’d like to make a donation to the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal visit http://www.dec.org.uk. You can also donate £5 by texting the word SUPPORT to 70000.

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