UN appeals for $301 M in aid to PH
MANILA, Philippines — The United Nations flashed an appeal Tuesday for the international community to raise $301 million or nearly P13 billion in emergency funding to help Filipinos cope with the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
Luiza Carvalho, UN resident and humanitarian representative in the Philippines, made the announcement in launching the UN action plan for response in Eastern Visayas at the Department of Foreign Affairs Tuesday afternoon.
She said the amount was necessary “to mount massive humanitarian response required” in devastated areas in the form of emergency food assistance, shelter and health services.
Some 33 countries and international organizations, including the UN, have donated P2.37 billion so far.
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