Welcome to the Philippines Typhoon Relief Website Updates

"Through service you realise that all beings are waves of the Ocean of Divinity. No other spiritual discipline can bring you into the incessant contemplation of the One-ness of all living beings. You feel another's pain as your own; you share another's success as your own. To see every one else as yourself and yourself in every one, that is the core of the discipline of service."

- Sathya Sai Baba, 14th November 1975

On November 8, 2013, a category 5 typhoon named Haiyan (locally called Yolanda), hit landfall in Guiuan, a small town in the Eastern Samar province of the Philippines. As the typhoon ripped through the Philippines, it left a broad swath of destruction with an estimated 15 million people affected by this storm and over 6,000 deaths as reported by the United Nations and the Government of the Philippines in December 2013. Haiyan is the most powerful storm in recorded human history. Many cities and towns have experienced widespread destruction, with as much as 90 per cent of housing demolished in some areas. Roadways, airports and seaports are impaired, heavy ships have been thrown inland, water supply and power have been cut, much of the food stocks have been destroyed, many health facilities are not functioning and medical supplies are now quickly being exhausted.

Since its inception, the Sathya Sai International Organization (SSIO) has been providing selfless and loving service to mankind through various humanitarian projects including immediate and sustained disaster relief in several countries. The humanitarian services also include permanent free medical clinics, conducting free medical camps in over 30 countries, and organizing training and education for healthcare professionals. The SSIO is committed to provide immediate and long-term relief to those affected by natural disasters from the acute phase to rehabilitation.

Inspired by the teachings of Sathya Sai Baba many physicians and volunteers from the SSIO are committed to participating in the relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Healthcare professionals and other volunteers who want to participate in this mission are advised to register here.

Thank you for your interest and support for our brothers and sisters who are affected by this devastation in the Philippines.