Last November 7, Typhoon Haiyan (Philippine name: Yolanda) struck the Central Philippines, causing unprecedented damage and affecting approximately 13 million people. The UN places the current death toll from the typhoon at 4,200 and is still rising as lines of communication and transport routes are slowly restored. International aid organisations and governments together with the Philippine government and people are now heavily involved in ongoing disaster relief operations to provide food, shelter, treatment and other necessities to help the typhoon’s survivors.
The APERTURE Festival Team would like to show our support to the Filipino people by finding ways to help in these trying times. We’ve decided to partner with the Philippine Psychiatric Association, which is in the process of mobilizing health professionals to provide psycho-social support to the typhoon’s survivors. In the spirit of unity, we are appealing to you for any donations for the typhoon’s survivors.
The APERTURE Festival Team will be collecting donations on our Opening Day – Thursday, November 21 2013. Alternatively, donations can be made through a Paypal account (linked below) that we’ve set up specifically for this cause. Thank you.