​Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne, Dr Philip Freier, today expressed shock and sadness at the terrible devastation and loss of life caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

“Our hearts go out to all those who have lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods, and assure them of our prayers as they struggle to come to terms with their loss and rebuild their lives,” he said.

Dr Freier also expressed concern for the people of Vietnam and China who are under threat from the typhoon.

He offered prayers for all those involved in emergency relief, and urged Australians to respond generously to the appeals for emergency aid.

Anglican Overseas Aid has launched a Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Appeal to support the work of ACT Alliance partners who are providing urgent, life-saving aid such as food, water, shelter and more.

Donations can be made by free calling 1800 249 880, or visiting http://anglicanoverseasaid.org.au/our-work/current-emergencies/philippines-typhoon-haiyan-appeal

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