Typhoon Haiyan Philippines Reaction: 7 Celebrities Who Tweeted Support For Victims Of Devastating Storm [TWITTER REACTIONS]

By Melissa Siegel November 12, 2013 6:55 PM EST
Victims of Typhoon Haiyan stand online for free rice (Photo: Reuters).
Victims of Typhoon Haiyan stand online for free rice (Photo: Reuters).

Philippines is still reeling from the massive Typhoon Haiyan that some are calling the worst storm in history. On Tuesday, the government announced that the death toll has risen to 1,744, though it will likely be a lot higher. Some authorities even think that 10,000 people were killed in the storm, though Philippines President Benigno Aquino estimates it was around 2,000.

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And many who did survive Typhoon Haiyan are dealing with the loss of their homes. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines, the storm affected 9.5 million people throughout the country.

"From a helicopter, you can see the extent of devastation," said the country's Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas. "From the shore and moving a kilometer inland, there are no structures standing. It was like a tsunami. I don't know how to describe what I saw. It's horrific."

Already plenty of aid has reached the Philippines. But the destruction is so great that it is hard for any of the supplies to reach those who need it the most.

"We need water and medicine because a lot of the people we are with are wounded," said Erika Mae Karakot, one of many people waiting for help. "Some are suffering from diarrhea and dehydration due to shortage of food and water."

Grafitti shows the plight of Philippines residents after the devastating Typhoon Haiyan. The damage is so widespread that it is difficult for aid to reach survivors (Photo: Reuters).
Grafitti shows the plight of Philippines residents after the devastating Typhoon Haiyan. The damage is so widespread that it is difficult for aid to reach survivors (Photo: Reuters).

With so much devastation and destruction in the Philippines, many celebrities are sending their thoughts and prayers to those most affected. Here are just some of the stars' Twitter responses to Typhoon Haiyan. And if you want to help victims, check out organizations like UNICEF, Philippine Red Cross, World Food Program, Catholic Relief Services, and Save The Children.

1) Christina Aguilera

"Let's help families hit by typhoon #haiyan. My friends @WFP are on the ground. Help here http://wfp.org/typhoon . Thank you! XoXtina." 

2) Mia Farrow

", @UNICEF is on the ground in the #Philippines delivering water, shelter & meds to worst hit areas. If possible please help them."

3) Sara Bareilles

"Sending love to the Philippines. Tragic and powerful typhoon and major loss of life. Keeping that entire region in my prayers. #Philippines." 

The Tacloban City Convention Center now serves as a homeless shelter for those displaced by Typhoon Haiyan (Photo: Reuters).
The Tacloban City Convention Center now serves as a homeless shelter for those displaced by Typhoon Haiyan (Photo: Reuters).

4) Jessica Sanchez

"I am praying for the Philippines and all my Filipino Blujays this morning in the wake of this horrendous storm! Be safe and stay strong!" 

5) Mike Tyson

"My heart goes out to the everyone affected by the horrible typhoon in the Philippines. I'm sending my prayers to you." 

6) Rihanna

"Navy please keep the people of The Philippines in your prayers!!! I was just there and this truly breaks my heart!!!" 

7) Olivia Munn

"My thoughts are with everyone in the Philippines right now. I hope loved ones are able to find each other."

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