A Minneapolis-based organization is gearing up to help victims of the deadly typhoon in the Philippines.
The American Refugee Committee is planning to send a team of up to six people as soon as it can arrange transportation there. The typhoon, which has killed an estimated 10,000 people so far, has disabled airports.
"We have particular expertise on things like providing emergency non-food items, so making sure people have things like blankets, tarpaulins, things to cook with," said Daniel Wordsworth, president of ARC. "But we also provide assistance for emergency health care in these environments. We typically get tasked to provide water and sanitation, and we also look to protect women and children in this kind of crisis."
Wordsworth said the relief group will coordinate with the United Nations.