Typhoon Yolanda, known Internationally as Typhoon Haiyan, made landfall in the Philippines on Friday the 8th November 2013. Reports indicate that more than four and a half million people were affected by the storm.


The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is working to send rescue crews to the hardest hit areas. At this time anyone wishing to offer assistance can do so through the Philippine Red Cross. http://ushare.redcross.org.ph/


The Philippine Consulate Ireland has received many calls and emails from the public offering support and prayers for those affected by the Typhoon and for this I would like to offer my heartfelt gratitude. We have also received many calls from the public who are trying to contact their relatives in the affected area. For anyone looking for information please note as follows :-

The PRC Welfare Desks has set up a tracing service in the affected areas.

Families and friends that have not had contact or news of their loved ones can contact the PRC Social Services Department as follows:-

Trace a Person:                                                          http://goo.gl/dAGNSi
GMA News Person Finder                                     http://gmane.ws/1cb8kBf

Email:                                                                            sos@redcross.org.ph, zenaida.beltejar@redcross.org.ph
Mobile:                                                                         00639175328500
Landline:                                                                      0063 5270000  loc. 126, 5270867

Twitter:                                                                        @philredcross @justcallmelloyd @ilovemishang @lynvgarcia or use the #TracingPH

Email: lyn.garcia@redcross.org.ph, kenneth.dimalibot@redcross.org.ph, opcen@redcross.org.ph

Updated Situation Reports on the effects of Typhoon “Yolanda” are available on the website of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council             http://www.ndrrmc.gov.ph/

Information on corresponding relief efforts is available on the following websites:
The Official Gazette:                                               http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/updates-typhoon-yolanda/
The Department of Social Welfare and Development:        http://www.dswd.gov.ph/
The Philippine Red Cross:                                                               http://www.redcross.org.ph/



Thank you

Mark Congdon
Honorary Consul of the Philippines .