The Biltema Foundation donated EUR 1 Million to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) after the typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on the 8th of November 2013.
The typhoon left 5,600 dead, 4 Million homeless and a devastated national public health system.
MSF has sent out teams to the affected areas to address the most required medical needs and to distribute necessary supplies. Mobile clinics have also been set up to give free treatments to more than 9,000 patients suffering from all kind of infections such as gastro-intestinal disease, diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections. Furthermore Children received injections against measles and polio. A team of six psychologists also provided mental health to more than 3,000 people. MSF set up temporary shelters and distributed hygiene kits as well as food to victims of the disaster.