Typhoon Washi hit the southern Mindanao region of the Philippines on December 16, sparking flash floods and mudslides that killed hundreds of people while they slept.
According to the Philippines Red Cross, the death toll has risen to more than 900, and that number is expected to climb. In the port city of Cagayan de Oro, about 580 people -- mostly women and children who lived on river banks -- were killed, reports the Associated Press. Civil Defense officials say that more than 140,000 people have been affected by the flooding.
Below are organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region.
SAVE THE CHILDREN: Save the Children is launching an emergency response to help victims of the flooding. Experts are on the ground to distribute drinking water and essential items to families affected by the disaster. Please designate your gift to "Philippines Annual Monsoon and Typhoon Children in Emergency Fund."Read More »from Philippines flooding: How to help