Telekom donated 50,000 euros in emergency aid for the victims of the devastating typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan has devastated the Philippines, destroying entire cities and regions. The people urgently need help. Haiyan has left widespread destruction in the Philippines and immeasurable suffering in its wake. According to the latest reports from the United Nations, almost 10 million people are living precariously in the aftermath of the typhoon. There are shortages of drinking water, food, medicine and shelter. Aid organizations desperately need money to help the local people. Deutsche Telekom donated 50,000 euros in emergency aid to its long-time partner “Germany's Relief Coalition”, which has 22 member organizations. For employees an account for donations was set up. "Typhoon Haiyan has struck the people of the Philippines with unimaginable force. It’s important for us to help quickly and efficiently in this emergency situation," says Gabriele Kotulla, Head of Group Corporate Responsibility. In the past, the Group has given financial support to Germany's Relief Coalition following natural disasters, including for the earthquake victims in Haiti in 2010 and after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.