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A man walks home with his son following Friday's devastating typhoon that lashed Hernani township, in eastern Samar province, in the central Philippines. (AP)

How you can help typhoon victims in the Philippines

Five days into what could be the Philippines deadliest disaster ever, workers still struggle to get aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The official death toll from the disaster rose to 1,774 on Tuesday, but shattered communications, transportation links and local governments suggest the final toll is days away.

Here is a list of organizations that are assisting in the recovery effort:

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Doctors Without Borders "Doctors Without Borders will focus initially on Leyte Province, the area first hit as the typhoon came ashore, and where many medical facilities have been destroyed or damaged."

International Committee of the Red Cross
"The ICRC has an office and staff on the ground in Tacloban city and will be focusing its emergency response in Samar province."

The International Rescue Committee
"The International Rescue Committee is on the ground in the Philippines mobilizing a humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan."

Mercy Corps
"Mercy Corps is deploying our seasoned emergency responders and will be working with partners on the ground to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of survivors."

Save the Children
"Save the Children has already deployed a rapid response team to meet the needs of children in the city of Tacloban, where the super typhoon hit with deadly force."

United Nations' Childrens' Fund
"The United Nations' Childrens' Fund is rushing emergency supplies to areas of the Philippines ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan on 8 November, as the latest estimates indicate that up to 4 million children could now be affected by the disaster."

World Vision
"World Vision is raising funds to provide emergency assistance to more than 1 million people."


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