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Philippines in Need of Relief After Typhoon Haiyan

Potable drinking water and food are in high demand, but emergency experts say donating funds to organizations is the best way to help.

It's been six days since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Phillippines, killing more than 2,000 people and displacing thousands more.

Amid the devastation, everyday necessities are scarce, like potable drinking water, food, and medical aid.

The majority of the homes in the provinces of Leyte and Samar were destroyed, leaving thousands of people without shelter.

A number of relief organizations, including the American Red Cross, are accepting donations to support the relief effort.

Steve Goldfarb, Emergency Planning Specialist at USC, says its important for people to donate to organizations rather than send relief items themselves. 

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